A friend in my Copperfield Critique Group advised me to treat writing like a job. Meaning, go to my favorite spot for eight hours a day and write, write, write. Sounds like an awesome plan. Is this what best-selling authors do?
My only hurdle, however, is life.
For one, I am a voice-over talent. Two, I am also a Realtor. Both careers are flexible, but clients need me at various times of the day, and I am more than happy to help them. But it doesn’t end there. I must also attend weekly marketing meetings and send mail-outs boasting my services. Not to mention, I am also at the tail-end of planning a humongous wedding, before heading to Florence, Italy for two fabulous weeks.
All this, and A-D-D too.
So what’s an unpublished author to do? How do we balance both life and our craft?
My thought is… the best we can. No guilt. No regret. Just push yourself through the muck of the day, every day, until your book is done.