Writing has always been one of the first things to go. I used to go through periods where I would write all of the time, every day, at least a couple of hours a day. Then it would be months since the last time I had picked up a pen and notebook. I started this blog as a challenge to myself to not allow the second to happen when the most recent period of the first had faded. Since returning to work my writing time has dwindled faster than a birthday candle, and my muse has hidden herself away in protest of my instant neglect. My brain has still been processing and imagining what I plan to write next, but I haven't actually sat myself down and written anything for days.
Next week I am starting a second job. Chances are high that between both jobs I will end up working over 40 hours a week. As aware as I am that many people work this much, as a person with terrible life balance I'm not yet sure how I am going to handle it. I am fully preparing myself for it to be a disaster. I am hoping the two jobs is not necessary for too long, but for now, it is.
Last week I celebrated my 24th birthday, and over the weekend lived out a
Questions for those who may have made it this far.... How do you balance life with writing? Do you ever do writing exercises of any kind? For fun? Practice? Another reason? I always love to hear your thoughts and advice.