BELA LAMPERT

Yoga Instructor
Optioned Screenwriter

Is writing really that important to you?

“I don’t have time to write.”

You know this phrase very well. You’ve probably said it, for sure you’ve heard it.

I’m with you. It can be a struggle sometimes.

But then, it’s also the matter of mindset.

Your goal is to become a writer. Okay, great!

Now, think about that for a second! If your dream goal weren’t to become a writer but instead, let’s say, a lawyer.

I don’t know much about becoming a lawyer, but as far as I know, you need to study for a couple of years until you have the knowledge and experience you need. On the journey to becoming a lawyer there are going to be sacrifices in terms of time, energy, and money.

But in exchange, you get to work in the profession you chose!

Most probably you wouldn’t say, “I don’t have time to learn becoming a lawyer” if something gets in the way. No, you would do it the other way round. You would have to find a way to make time for your law studies, no matter what, and let someone else take care of the other stuff. You’ve decided to become a lawyer, you have a goal, and you’re on your way.

What if you treated your writing the same way? Only because there is no “law school” for writers doesn’t mean you cannot or should not take it as seriously as any other person would take their career.

So?

If you don’t have time to write, find other people who do the “boring stuff” for you. Your time is best used writing. That’s what you do, that’s what you’re going to get good at if you just keep at it.

There is a myriad of people out there who are happy to help you with the stuff that keeps you from writing:

– cleaning your house

– childcare

– do the shopping (you can order online)

– research on the Internet

– …

You get the idea.

Just try outsourcing things. It makes time for the one thing you love most!

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