Working a weekday grind doesn’t render writing a novel impossible. It may slow it down and encourage superhuman juggling skills, but it is doable. The determined writer needs to carve out a schedule and stick to it. Determined writers are disciplined. Determined writers shrug off social gatherings and down time. Oh sure, slipping off the discipline wagon occurs and is allowed, but one learns quickly that the satisfaction of riding atop the wagon, and especially sitting in the driver’s seat, can be glorious.
I work weekdays, and a weekend now and then, at a job with little wiggle room to fit in the beloved writing. I run a legal non-profit that involves working with nearly 650 lawyers and judges. Sometimes, the day job is mentally grueling, and days dash by without a written word. But then there are the times where words overflow. So how to fit in writing time?
MURDER AND OTHER UNNATURAL DISASTERS
She swore she'd never turn into her P.I. father. But that was before she ran over the body.
"A smart caper with a heroine to match." - Kirkus Reviews
"...a delightful twisting maze complete with Hollywood film production, murder and mayhem, and sexy and quirky characters...." Kimberley Troutte, New York Times bestselling author