How doth the successful author lead their lives?
Sure, I can agree that if I’m really serious about my craft I should probably wait till after I’ve reached my daily word count before surfing Grumpy Cat memes, but what about things that you can’t just put off? Things that must always come first… like earning money.
As I begin preparing myself to re-enter the workforce after taking a year off to take care of my son and finish my latest novel manuscript, I have been thinking a lot about how I am going to balance between the demands of paid work, and the desire to write creatively. Midnight work sessions? Bring my laptop on the bus? Extremely long washroom breaks?
As excited as I am to join a new job environment, meet new people, do things that help others, the thought of no longer having any time or energy for my novel terrifies me.