Thursday, April 28, 2011

WOI Guest Post with Renee Hand: Finding Time to Write

Finding time to write can always be a challenge. We have families and interruptions, jobs and children. Lives take over and, I can honestly say, I can get so busy that I can’t remember what day it is. But, in the early morning or late evening is when I can write for long periods of time without interruption. 

It is my time for myself to do what I need to do. It is peaceful. During the day with so much activity, it is hard to function. We must all find time for ourselves to write, but we also must find time for ourselves to take breaks as well. Believe it or not, for me, it brings more clarity. 

As writers, we can get so close to our writing that we miss some of our own mistakes because we are so close to it, so by stepping away for a little bit, we are able to see those mistakes. Now, I will also fit in a half hour here and there during the day. My boys and I have read time as well as quiet time for all of us to recharge our batteries. These times are great to get a few paragraphs in or to make revisions. 

Believe me when I say, if there is a will, there’s a way to fit writing in.



Renee Hand is an award-winning author, educator, tennis coach and various other things. Hand has been writing for over twenty years and has six publications. She also writes for various chronicles and newsletters, as well as reviews for various authors of children´s books on her blog, http://thecryptocapersseries.blogspot.com.

Renee Hand's love for reading and writing started when she was a child. Renee always had a passion for it and remembers frequently wearing out the stone steps to the local library. When in a bookstore, she would sit in the middle of an aisle perusing a novel that she was eagerly going to purchase, but couldn’t wait to read. Often, when Renee has extra time, she will write stories that pop into her head...locking herself in her room for hours. Now that Renee is older, her love for reading and writing has not diminished. In fact, it has only become a bigger part of her. It is because of this that Renee chose to share her interests with other readers who love books as much as she does.
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4 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for posting this article. I appreciate all the hard work you did for me on this tour.
    Renee

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  2. It's so difficult to find time to write. Once times are established, it's important to be consistent. Nice post!

    Clayton

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  3. Thanks so much, Clayton. Everybody has a schedule to which they need to work around but once it is established its just something you get the hang of doing everyday.
    Have a great day!
    Renee

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  4. It's been great having you Renee as a tour guest.

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