It’s time to ask my writer friends for some advice: I need to find a way to strike a balance between writing and life.
I’ve written about this on my other blog, but not here. It seems that when I’m focusing on my writing, everything else falls by the wayside — especially diet and exercise.
I wake up and want to get right down to business. I’d rather write than cook. Forget moving — I’d rather plant my butt in a chair all day, reading, writing, researching (and, yes) playing online.
So my question to you all: How do you balance your writing with everything else you want to/have to do?
Unfortunately, I haven’t figured out the answer to that either. Except, for me, it’s the other way around. Work and chores take top priority and by the time I get around to writing, there’s no time left in the day.
Theoretically ( 😉 ), setting aside a certain amount of time to write each day should help. You could do it at the same time every day or just whenever you start writing, set a timer. When your time is up for the day, get up and steam some veggies!
That does sound like a plan. I suspect, though, that I’d hear the timer and — if I’m on a roll — proceed to ignore it.
I commend your creative energy and wish I had more of the same! I did set a goal of 4 pp per day but then I struck down again with the dreaded “D” word, especially when accompanied by the “V” word.
those days I am trapped in the bathroom. No, there is no cure just a matter of trying to not eat the wrong things and when it is joined at the hip with the devastating tiredness that has been my constant companion since the last heart attack in April of 2007. Doc says that is just the way it will be.
I am trying to get some self-editing on past manuscripts: I have 3 complete ms that I’ve not done anything with.