I actually paid attention to the question posed for this month’s IWSG post:
How do you find the time to write in your busy day?
Well I don’t have kids so I know that’s probably a huge help. I do, on the other hand, have a full time job, daily chores to keep the house at a livable level, a wonderful boyfriend who doesn’t like to spend too much time alone, and a very energetic German Short-Hair who thinks that a closed office door is an invitation to barge in. So with all that occupying the majority of my day (and night) it leaves me with only an hour or two in the evening, most of which I have to scream, beg and bitch to get.
I was wondering how other authors with similarly busy lives manage to make time to write. And advertise. And join discussion groups and participate in online events and create marketing aides and somehow not shoot their brains out because oh my God there’s a lot that goes into being an Indie Author. (For real. Like, whoa.)
Me? I do my absolute best. I make sure I sit down at my computer at least once a day and produce something. Even if it’s only a paragraph. Even if it’s just a good sentence or two. Even if I know it’ll be edited out later—I have to write something. I have to create something. Because if I don’t, I turn into that really terrible person that cuts you off in traffic. Nobody likes that person. I don’t like that person.
So long answer short: I demand the time to write. The dog may be crated and the boyfriend, temporarily ignored, but it’s the price to pay to keep my sanity. And to keep you safe on the roads.
Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) is a monthly blog hop for writers at all levels to share their fears and insecurities in a safe and encouraging place. Please drop by and say hi to Alex Cavanaugh who started this nifty concept in bringing us all together.