5 Easy Ways You Can Make Time To Write This Summer
As a writer and busy business owner, I know first-hand how hard it can be to carve out quiet time to write. How many times have you promised you’d make time to write only to stand yourself up and commit that very time to another person or activity?
Don’t feel guilty. If writing a book or publishing a blog, were that easy everyone would be doing it. Instead, think of all of the reasons why writing needs to be part of your daily routine and commit to taking the first step.
Below are 5 easy ways you can make time to write this summer. Over time and with consistency you’ll soon notice that each tiny little step turns into one bold move and you’ll be amazed at how your writing game will up-level and your dream of becoming a writer will become a reality.
Below are 5 simple ways you can step out in a bold and brave new way this summer to honor your gift of writing:
- Commit to Make Writing Part of Your Daily Health and Wellness Practice
Writing is a beautiful form of expression. Not only do you have the ability to inspire and help others with your words, but you also have the ability to heal. Committing to a 15-minute daily writing practice for 30 days has great ability to reignite your passion for writing, while doing wonders for your mental state. By expressing your feelings, thoughts and ideas in this way, not only will you release toxic day-to-day stressors, but the joy that comes from honoring your passion will pay you back in the feel goods tenfold. Don’t believe us? Try it for 30 days and see what new writing habits you can form.
2. Buy An Inspiration Journal
Summer is so full of beauty and wonder. Don’t think you can write consistently? Don’t force it. Have fun and commit to buy a beautiful journal this summer. Carry it with you wherever you go and begin recording your thoughts, ideas and inspirations this summer.
Keep your journal nearby as you travel, hang out in the park, and even when you go to work this summer and when those quiet moments of inspiration hit, then write them down. This form of micro-journaling will not only get you in the practice of stopping to smell the roses more, but it will be fun to read backwards when the summer is over and may very well give you new inspiration to carry your new writing practice into the fall.
3. Attend A Book Festival
Summer is chocked full of fun book festivals. Click here for a link to some of the the best book festivals in the country. Make it a point to immerse yourself in the writing community this summer and drink from this eclectic well of creativity. Not only are you sure to find some great new reading materials, but surrounding yourself with like-minded creatives will inspire you and encourage you to re-commit to your passion and craft.
4. Record Your Thoughts While You’re On The Road
So what do you do when you’re a busy writer who just can’t find time for even 10-15 minutes a day?Buy a tape recorder. That’s right! Buying a simple tape recorder and recording your thoughts when you’re in the car or on-the-go is a great first step to getting your ideas out of your head and into the universe.
After you record your piece, then ask a friend who likes to type to transcribe it for you and voila … you’re on your way to taking a small step toward your goal. This fun way to write makes it impossible for you to continue making excuses about why you’re not making time to make your dreams come true.
5. Sign Up for A Writers’ Retreat
OK… Needless to say, we’re a little biased. But seriously … signing up for a writers’ retreat is a great way to commit to carving out intentional time for yourself and your writing goals. What’s more, you’ll get to enjoy the peace and quiet that comes from embarking on a beautiful getaway designed to disconnect you from the hustle and bustle of your busy life, while enjoying the creativity that comes when you mute out the world and make time to hear your inner voice speak. Retreats are great times of relaxation, connection and intentional down time. Plus, you get to meet great new writing friends who will check in with you and hold you accountable to your writing goals long after the retreat experience ends.
Check out the UNSTUCK Writer’s Retreat at and make plans to join our great community of writers, bloggers and other creatives this fall for a great weekend of inspiration, motivation and writing release.
Make today the day you stop making excuses and start making plans.
Our writing community is ready to welcome you with open arms.
To register for the UNSTUCK Writers’ Retreat or learn more about our community click here. Have a great and happy summer!