Balancing Act


Being a writer can oftentimes feel all-consuming. If the muse is on your side, you might want to do little else but write. Sadly, I have been informed by many reliable sources that money is required to live and, to acquire said money, one must work.

My need to work is three-fold. First off, my cats have become accustomed to a certain standard of living, and one must also consider my aversion to homelessness. Finally, I actually like working.

I enjoy the structure of going somewhere every day and working hard towards a goal. One might argue that you can achieve that by sticking to a strict writing schedule but, from someone who knows, cabin fever is a very real thing. And there are only so many times I can go to Panera.

So let’s say you’ve done it. You have a job, you have a social life, your own place, and are a functional member of society. Assuming you have achieved all of this you may find yourself lacking in time to write. We simply cannot have that.

If you’re like me, writing is life. It is my life’s blood and without it I would surely die. So what is a writer supposed to do? The ideal situation would involve a Time Turner but muggles don’t have access to them, sadly. Sometimes there simply aren’t enough hours in the day.

But what if I told you there were, and that they were right under your nose. That’s right, I am going to take you into the terrifying world of TIME MANAGEMENT (insert wailing sound here).

First off, start making sure you’re getting enough sleep. Being well rested ensures you are in prime condition to be as efficient as possible. This means you will get things done faster and maybe eek out an extra 30 minutes of writing time. And do you really need to watch that second episode of Breaking Bad? No, I didn’t think so.

If you are serious about writing you will find/make the time to pursue it.

Also, WOW. Did not expect such a big response. I love you all!

Bye for now!

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