I don’t want to be one of those people who gives up on their hobby because they don’t have enough time for it. I really really don’t want to be that person. And I don’t want writing to be just a hobby for me. I want it to be a career and a lifestyle. But I’m torn in a thousand different directions every day and usually writing time is what I have to sacrifice because no one is depending on me to do something in the writing world. Everyone seems to need something from me in the real world. I know I should do it for me, but it’s hard when I know that if I take a half hour to write, I’ll have to ignore the 10 emails in my inbox that have already been waiting all day while I’ve been at work. And if I start to answer those emails, I have to finish, and usually one answer lends itself to more work.
I want to write!
But I feel guilty when I use my very little free time to work on my writing. And it has really put a damper on my writing life. I can’t remember the last time I actually worked on one of my stories. How does everyone out there do it? I want more than anything to just stop. Breathe. Take out a pen and my notebook. And spend hours writing. But when I have the time, I’m too exhausted. And when I have the ideas I don’t have the time. I need rejuvenation. Where does that come from? How do I get it?
I need help!
A little thing that makes me happy: Bright orange toenail polish.
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