Hi SE Readers! We’ve almost made it through another week and since this is the third Friday of the month, it’s time for another writing question. (You can check out P.H.’s question from last month by clicking here.)
Whether you’re an indie author or traditionally published, there is more to this writing thing than just writing. Promoting our work is a huge part of the process. These days, being active on social media is a must. And there are so many places to choose: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram to name a few.
Reading is another area. I enjoy reading and my TBR list is growing. Add to the fact that to be a good writer, we need to read stories in the same or similar genres.
Did I mention finding time to sleep? And eat? And the thousand other chores that keep cropping up?
Many of us also work full-time outside of the home. And speaking of home, we have families and social obligations. Is there any wonder we often feel we don’t have time to write?
Which brings me to my question:
How to you manage to find the balance between writing, a home life, social media, and (if applicable) holding a full-time or part-time job?
I admit that I often don’t do well in managing my time. However, I recently decided to take one day off a week from writing. For one thing, giving myself a break helps to refresh my mind. Resting enables me to come up with new creative ideas. More importantly, I want to spend some quality time with my husband.
As you can see, we can easily become overwhelmed. But by sharing our experiences we can help one another ensure we can fit all of these activities into our lives. I look forward to hearing your answers.