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Finding time to write

When it comes to my approach to writing, two issues are dear to my heart: time and momentum.

I have had seven novels published in seven years, and I still hear the same question posed by readers, interviewers and, especially, aspiring writers. Sadly (for me), it is not: ‘Where do you get such inspired ideas?’ or ‘Why do your characters seem to spring off the page?’ No. The one thing everyone seems to want to know is: ‘Where do you find the time?’

Aside from being a writer, I am still a practicing Emergency physician with two school-aged daughters. Some people seem to find it inconceivable that I can complete novels while holding down a full-time job and raising a family together with my working wife.

The truth is that writing and time do not necessarily correlate for me. In fact, often the inverse is true. Two or three unscheduled days can be paralytic to accomplishing anything, while at times I do my best writing in Read More→