Many people love to write, to create stories, and hold on to a dream to one day write a book and see it published. Yet fitting it in against the routine of a job and home life can seem overwhelming, and many a first chapter probably sits in a drawer never to be added upon. This is understandable, but with a little bit of discipline and routine added to your writing, a lot can still be achieved in your spare time.
Time is always the key element, and we all have a tendency to put things off to another day as we can not see how we will have the time. Yet by setting aside just fifteen to twenty minutes a day to write, or settting time aside at the weekend, is so important. Get up fifteen minutes earlier, write in a lunch break, watch fifteen minutes less television. The important thing here is just to write, to let your ideas flow and watch what builds over the weeks. Developing a routine helps beat prevarication in to which it can be so easy to lapse.
Before the writing process starts have a good outline of your book laid out, chapter by chapter if possible. Any planning and organisation up front will mean less intrusion in to those fifteen to twenty minute writing windows. If time is of the essence then try to write on topics you are familiar with, minimising the amount of research required, which can often take up a bulk of that time.
Also, in this technological age, e-books offer a potentially quicker way to being published and are worth a go. E-books are typically much shorter in length with the added bonus that it is relatively straightforward to self-publish when completed. By sticking to these rules of planning, writing about what you know and developing a writing routine, you could write a book and be published in print or on-line.