Monday, January 24, 2011

Half and half

Trying to figure out how to be a full-time writer while being a full-time something else. (While not earning full-time pay at either.) My books are in a perpetual holding pattern and characters are saying "Hel -- LLOO!" and tapping their feet at me. Taking the next quarter off to write regardless of the artist residencies; it's temporary solution. Part of it's probably that I'm trying to figure out a new career, the rhythm, the downtime. I'm getting better at writing a page here and a page there but sometimes days and now weeks go by and not a word.

2 comments:

wadepeterson said...

I hear you! Things just never seem to balance out, do they? Just hang in there, and get what writing done that you can. There are some that say the best thing to do while trying to sell your first novel is to write your second.

Colleen Sutherland, storyteller said...

Since you are one of the good ones, you'd better not quit. This blog is a good start, because all your biographers will have a source to show your struggles. And what is a writer without struggles?