How do writers find time to write? Ooo, this should be good. I think this is one of the most popular questions that writers ask themselves. Right up there with ‘Am I really a writer?’

So, let me share two interviews with writers who have find the precious time that feels like getting water out of a rock.

The first is David Heska Wanbli Weiden. His debut novel, Winter Counts, which won several awards for Best First Novel. He holds an MFA degree, a law degree, and a Ph.D. Dr. Weiden is a tenured professor of Native American Studies and Political Science at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He teaches MFA classes on the side and is a father of two sons.

In this interview at CrimeReads, Dr, Weiden tells why he started writing while being a professor and describes his writing routine while teaching classes and mentoring students. A great illustration of a driven man and father finding time to achieve a dream.

Over on The Murder Memo, Danny Smith interviewed Linda Healy who was one of the first women in the California Highway Patrol Academy. Her memoir, The Experiment (2022), chronicles her rise from meter maid to a commander in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. You can listen to the interview here.

Now, excuse me. I need to get back to writing.