Everyone has time to write a book — yes, even you. 🙂
When I read this morning that Sir John Mortimer was dead, I remembered his wonderful autobiography, “â€œClinging to the Wreckageâ€.
If you think you have no time to write, consider that Sir John not only worked as a barrister, but was also a hugely successful writer. Either career could have filled all his time, had he allowed it to.
Finding time to write is always simple. You choose to write over the option to do something else:
* Rather than watching TV, you choose to write;
* Rather than sleeping until an hour before you leave for work, you get up an hour earlier and use that time to write;
* Rather than lazing around on the weekend, or doing chores, you choose to write.
And so on. There is always time to write — just claim it.
Read the NYT’s obitJohn Mortimer, Creator of Rumpole, Dies at 85 – Obituary (Obit) – NYTimes.com:
“His memoirs, including â€˜Clinging to the Wreckageâ€™ (1982), â€˜Murderers and Other Friends: Another Part of Lifeâ€™ (1994), drop dozens of names of the theater and movie people he spent time with. There are trays upon trays of cocktails in his stories, and interviews late in his life note the presence of what was described in one as a â€˜comfortably large Guinness that he is drinking for his health even though it is still a long time until lunch.â€™”
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