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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5 thoughts on “I Forgot a Title for this One. So Here it is Now.”
I have exactly the same issue. So my advice is… don’t do what I’m doing. 🙂
Maybe try the chip-away club? Make yourself use ten minutes a day to write — even if it’s just journaling. Ten minutes a day for a year is 61 hours…
I’ve started editing again, since I don’t really have time to commit to writing. My goal is to have the book in good shape by the end of October and then I’m going to start posting it chapter by chapter here. And maybe if people like it I’ll gain the confidence to start querying again. And if they don’t, well, I’ll just have a good cry and finish one of the other books in the hopes that it will be better received! Chin up, right?
I can definitely relate to this! I don’t write nearly as enough as I would like to
I don’t think anyone who likes to write writes as much as they want to. Not even full time writers!
I have been a regular at ur blog….I like the way you put ur emotions/feelings and most importantly not so impressive everyday experiences. I enjoy reading them!:)