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Common Writing Obstacle: TIME

  By Henry McLaughlin I’d like to explore some of the common obstacles every writer faces at least once in their career. Let’s begin with the obstacle of time. “I think I’ve got a book in me if I could only find the time to write.” We’ve all heard this statement from would-be writers. We’ve probably said it ourselves. I know I have. And not that long ago. I’ve been writing for nearly twenty years, and I still have moments where it feels like I don’t have time to write. I’ve learned this feeling is the Lord’s way of telling me I have too much on my plate. There’s a false premise in this statement and it’s the idea we can find the time to write. The truth is, we’ll never find the time to write. None of us has a shoe box in the closet full of time to dip into every time we want more. We each get twenty-four hours a day to eat, sleep, work, relate to the important people in our lives, recreate, and work on our writing. The cool thing is we get to choose how we spend most of that

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