Do you struggle to find time to write because you have a family or otherwise a full life? The truth is, you have to MAKE the time for your writing routines, and fortunately I have a free tool to help you do just that.

I have two children and I’ve still managed to write two full-length novels in the time that I’ve been a parent. I’m not a superhero, I’m not particularly efficient or organized, and my children – bless their hearts – are definitely not perfect angels. What actually helped me do all that writing were these two things:

  • I decided I was writing a book
  • I made the time to write

It’s really that simple. And whatever it is that’s taking up your time, you can use the methods in my Time Inventory system to make more time for starting AND finishing your next novel. I made it with other parents in mind, but it can be used by anyone with a full and busy life or just a house full of other, noisy people!


What you will get are digital and printable planner pages for taking an inventory of your time and then planning your writing tasks accordingly. You will also get prompts for re-evaluating how you’re using your time and reminding you to prioritize the things that are (or should be!) non-negotiable, like self-care and quiet time.

All of this is customizable to your own schedules and needs, so you really don’t need to worry if you think you can only devote fifteen minutes per day for your writing. That’s still fifteen minutes more than someone who isn’t writing at all! And besides, fifteen minutes per day for seven days a week makes almost two hours of writing, and that’s nothing to scoff at, you know. Writing is not a speed race. Let me say that again, writing is not a speed race.

If you’re still not sure whether you should be writing or not, I have written a blog post with FIFTY reasons to write that will surely show you how badly we need to read your story.

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