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Make Time for Your Fiction Writing Business

How to Make Time for Your Fiction Writing Business

How To Make Time for Your Fiction Writing Business

How to Get Things Done

Do you wonder how you can make time for your Fiction Writing business when you have got other things that take priority like your full time job, your family or other responsibilities?

You have lots of great ideas but you have stalled because you are worried that you do not have enough time to get the work done. Here are 3 simple solutions that have helped me to free up more time and to get things done.

#1 – Wake Up Earlier Each Day

If you have a day job that pays the bills and provides you with health benefits, keep the job while you work on launching and growing your business part time. If it is possible, try and wake up a little earlier in the mornings to work on your business.

For more insights, check out The Miracle Morning for Writers

#2 – Spend Your Lunch Hour Working on Your Writing

Instead of wasting all of your lunch hour reading your Facebook feed or complaining to your work colleagues about how much you hate your job, spend some of that time doing small tasks that will help you with your new story.

I am lucky that there is a library around the corner from work. I pop in there and I aim to write a chapter each day for my story. Sometimes the creativity flows, sometimes it doesn’t but I am trying to create a daily routine so that the time is used effectively.

If you commute to work via train, you can work on your business then, too. My train journey to work is between 35-50 minutes, depending on delays. Some people use this time to put on their make-up or catch up on sleep. I use this time to think about ideas for future blog posts or read kindle books for inspiration and research.

#3 – Turn The TV Off!

How much time do you spend in front of the box? Are you even watching or have you zoned out? Now that you can actually record your favourite programmes, you can choose to watch them at a more appropriate time for you. Use this time to work on your writing or some other aspect of your writing business and it will be far more rewarding than knowing which Kardashian is getting married now. Lol. No, I am not a hater – love ya kim :)

These are small changes that you can make but they could have a huge impact on the progression of your business.

It’s not so much about finding the time but rather, making better use of the time that you have. Even if it is just a fifteen minute slot here and there, it all counts and you can really achieve a lot during these short spurts.

If you have always wanted to start your own online business, whether it is fiction writing or internet marketing, there’s no better time than the present. Today will soon be yesterday and you won’t ever get that opportunity back.

Read The Miracle Morning for Writers by Hal Elrod & Steven Scott

Have Your Say: Do you use any of these methods to make time for your business? Do you have any other suggestions to add? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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The Miracle Morning Makeover

The Miracle Morning Makeover – My New Morning Routine

The Miracle Morning Makeover

How a Positive Routine Can Change Your Life

I discovered a fantastic book that is helping me to work out how to achieve a positive and productive day where I feel great about what I am doing and the things that I have been able to accomplish.

The Miracle Morning is a book written by Hal Elrod. Now, I am a sucker for a good self-help book and this one is amazing.

What is The Miracle Morning? The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

The basic premise is that if you wake up a little bit earlier than you usually do and work through a set of tasks you will feel ready to get on with your day with a positive mental attitude.

The tasks are described using the acronym S.A.V.E.R.S. I am finding that going through each one helps to put me in a positive frame of mind where I look forward to the rest of my day and I am excited about the things that are about to come.

There Are Some Challenges – A Girl Needs Her Beauty Sleep

I am not gonna lie. It hasn’t been easy to set my alarm for a hour earlier each day because I love my bed and I love my sleep. But I made a commitment to do it and so far so good. The hardest part is making sure I go to bed early enough so I feel like I have had enough sleep. I am used to going to bed between Midnight and 2am so getting up earlier means I am losing out. But I hope my body clock will adapt so that I feel tired earlier and will head off to bed. I mean, I am usually just wasting time watching crap TV or silly Youtube videos, so it isn’t as if I am missing much right?

This Getting Up Early Feels Great

It has been over month since I started getting up an hour earlier and it actually feels good. I also believe that it is possible for me to get up even earlier and get to work on my business hustle so that I can move towards my goal of learning how to make money writing fiction.

This Is My Miracle Morning Routine – S.A.V.E.R.S

S – SILENCE –  I stay in bed and do some breathing exercises.

A – AFFIRMATION – I get my notebook and write out 3-4 positive affirmations and what I aim to achieve this month.

V – VISUALISATION – I picture what I want my life to be like one year from now.

E – EXCERCISE – I do some stretches. This includes 100 plies, 100 crunches, leg cycling and holding the plank position for a count of 50.

R – READ – I read a chapter from an inspirational book. This makes me feel good about life and its possibilities.

S – SCRIBE –  I write a couple of paragraphs of whatever comes to mind. It could be something I thought about the day before or it could be triggered by the chapter I have just read.

I have re-jigged the order so that it works better for me. I do my reading and writing before my stretches because I can stay in bed longer. Also, once I get up and stretch I can go straight for my shower. Then I am ready to get on with my day. At the moment I am still a little tired but I am in relaxed mode as I head off to shower, change and have breakfast.

How I Aim to Improve My Miracle Morning Daily Routine

Now that I am working on a regular routine for my mornings, I want to try and create a little time where I can do a little work on my side hustle. If I can get into the habit of doing a little something for my business every day, then I will be one step closer to my goal of financial freedom. It could be tough going waking up an extra 30 minutes earlier but the results at the end of the month could be extraordinary!

I’ll be writing a follow up to this post to see how my morning routine has developed. Be sure to sign up below if you are interested in my progress.

Would I Recommend The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod?

I would absolutely recommend this book. It is an easy to read page turner and the concepts are easy to follow so you can not fail.

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I also picked up The Miracle Morning for Writers, which was co-written by Hal and Steve Scott, an expert in creating functional daily life habits.

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Have Your Say: Have you read The Miracle Morning? Do you have a productive set routine that works for you? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Monthly Link roundup - June 2016

Monthly Link Roundup – June 2016

5 Great Links for June

#1- Two Great Books I Got This Month

If you want to ensure that you have a great day everyday, you should start off with a great morning routine. This is the reason I purchased The Miracle Morning and The Miracle Morning for Writers by Hal Elrod and Steve Scott. They are both wonderfully inspirational and I have started to put the plans into action. I will write a review about this in a future post.

#2 – A How To Tutorial

I am working my way through the action points on the post How To Get 1,000 Readers and I can see that so far I have done 2 out of the 6 things listed.

There are a couple of things that I am not sure I will do but we shall see. It would be great to increase my readership and the suggestions listed are all free and easy to do.

#3 – A Beautiful Song & A Fun Parody

Sometimes you just want to hear an old song that you love. That’s why I headed over to Youtube to watch and listen to Extreme More Than Words.

Then it linked me to the hilarious parody version by Jack Black and Jimmy Fallon. Fantastic.

#4 – A Free Download from Solosmarts

Do you find that you get distracted by the next best thing on the market? Check out this free resource called Managing Bright Shiny Object Syndrome from Kelly McCausey. It could help you to curb your ways and reduce your procrastination and distraction.

#5 – A Fun Evening out in June June 2016 - The Go Between Theatre Production

My sister and I went to see a couple of films and a musical theatre show this month.

The musical theatre production was The Go-Between starring Michael Crawford. The show was so-so but it is always great to go out with my sis. Good times.

Have Your Say: What was the highlight for June for you? Did you discover anything that you wish to share. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.