If you continue to read the verses following the one above you’ll see that everything has its time: “a time to live, a time to die; a time for war, a time for peace; a time to laugh, a time to cry.” We have the four seasons which happen every year in their time. There’s a daily sunrise and sunset.
In our personal lives there’s the time we start attending school; the time we learn to drive; the time we’re old enough to vote, etc.
Writers are told over and over again we should have a time to write. To improve our writing we need to take time every day to write. However, there is something else writers should remember. Not only is there to be a time to write, there also needs to be a time to study. We need time for both.
Writers need to continue to learn from other writers. We do this by reading books on writing, by attending writers’ conferences, retreats, and workshops, by participating in writers’ groups.
God organizes time for the big things in life. We can organize how we will spend the time God gives us each day. We need to focus time on the act of writing, practicing the craft in order to improve. Don’t forget to also allow time to study, to become refreshed and rejuvenated.
Go online and search for writers’ conferences and small groups. Find some near you and try to make time to attend one or two this year. Go to your local bookstore. There are many books on writing from which to choose. No matter if you are a beginner or a published author, all writers need a time to write and a time to study.
God has given us the passion to write and He’s called us to a mission. It is up to us to do the best we can and to spend the time needed to pursue this mission, bringing glory and honor to Him.
Are you ready to set up your time to write and time to study?