Thursday, January 21, 2010

Finding the Time

Many people ask authors how they find the time to write. The truth is, most authors don't have time to write. They have to make time. There is always something that is sacrificed. For me this has been sleep. I used to get up at 4am and write for an hour or two before the kids got up. After a couple of weeks though, I cracked and started yelling at everybody in sight and so my husband said I couldn't do that any more. Then I discovered a secret. If you put first things first, such as family and the gospel, the Lord actually gives you extra time to write.

This has happened to me so many times. I will do everything I am supposed to for my family and my calling, and though it should be impossible, the Lord gives me some extra time in my day to write. And not only that...I write better than I do when I'm trying to force writing time into my day at the expense of what's important. I love this! It just goes to show how miracles and faith really work. And my quality of life is so much better when I enjoy what's most important in life. To me it is a personal miracle that shows how much the Lord loves us all.

6 comments:

Marie' said...

Your great! I love you so much.

C.S. Bezas said...

What a beautiful post. And so true.

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

So true! I tried the 4:00 in the morning thing. Worked for about two weeks, got sick, fell off my diet and became the grouchy old woman of the house. Much better to put things in their proper order. Thanks for the reminder.

Cindy (C.L.) Beck said...

Good advice, Kersten. Thanks for posting it.

Valerie said...

That's a great tip for any kind of work that needs to get done! Glad you're getting more sleep. :)

Maria Hoagland said...

I remember once telling someone I didn't have time to exercise and she told me that we make time for what's important to us. What you said is true. If we do the most important things first, we will find time, and the Lord will bless us. Thanks for the reminder.