How To Write A Book With No Writing Time!

Do you ever dream of writing a book?

Maybe yours is half-done and you can’t seem to finish it. Or perhaps you’ve already written your first book, and it’s time to pen the next.

When you’re busy running a business, it can feel near impossible to find the time to get your book done.

Even worse is the guilt and pressure you feel knowing that a finished book means an instant boost to your credibility and the ability to serve a lot more people in your market.

In this video I’ll show you three simple tricks to help get your book done once and for all – especially if you’re too busy making money.

Inside tip: strategies one and three are what I used to finish my book while running a successful coaching practice and teaching five dance fitness classes a week. So yes, these strategies definitely work.

If nothing else, you’ll get the distinct pleasure of more of my singing (HA!).

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In the comments below, I’d love to hear your tips and strategies to get a book, or any other passion project, done – especially when you’re busy running your business.

Give me as many specifics, stories and resources as you can.

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Marie Forleo is bestselling author and creator of the award-winning show, which reaches women in 188 countries around the world. She has been featured on, Oprah Radio and The New York Times among others.  You can also hook up with Marie at  and


  • Neil

    It can be hard to spend what little time we have left in the day writing, when all we want to do is watch season 4 of Breaking Bad on Netflix.  My suggestion is to do both.  Write 200 or 250 words, and then reward yourself with 10 minutes of a TV show or film.  Then go back and forth four times, and by the end you’ve both watched an episode of your favorite show and have also written 1,000 words.  I’ve written nearly 1,000,000 words for clients in this way over the last five years, so it seems to be working…

  • great tips Marie … I’m going on retreat to the mountains in Idyllwild for a month, renting a cabin, bringing the books I need for research, my guitar, my laptop, my printer … deleting any games on my phone as well as any other app I know will only distract me (especially WhatsApp that really only serves as a hotline for my ex-girlfriend to contact me) … and I’m gonna finish writing my book “Tell the Truth, Let The Peace Fall Where It May” … and yes, I do see how my tactics are a bit extremist, but just thinking about it makes me smile! Thanks for your tips. 

  • Sharon C

    Great video Thanks for sharing. Can you recommend a book coach at all?

    • gygu

      I can recommend Gudjon Bergmann:
      He coached me through Skype.
      He also has a facebook page:

  • LynMcF

     Great topic! I am happy to say that I just finished my first draft of my ebook. It felt great to finish. There is still more work to be done but I know what I want to so I am very disciplined!