I teach this class called "Overcoming your FEARS to getting published?" FEARS is an acronym for:
- Finish the Manuscript
- Edit the Manuscript
- Analyze the Market
- Research Publishers
- Submit the Manuscript
I'm not like other writers in the sense that I have to write. I know Writers who have to write, not necessarily even a project, but they write because they truly love it. These are the writers who don't even care if they ever sell. I envy these artists. Writing is something that comes from the heart for them and they eagerly approach their keyboard or pen & paper.
My life is all about balance and routine. When I worked 4 days a week, Friday was writing day - I would write for 4 hours, do promo for 2, check my e-mail and other non-essentials for about an hour.
It was a very productive day and it balanced me fairly well. Writing wasn't something I had to squeeze in over a wknd and spend away from my family. It was done and I was happier for it.
While I may not have to write. Writing does make me happy, I enjoy it. It's an opportunity for me to escape from where I am and I have something to show for it afterwards. I have a day off this week, maybe I'll write instead of packing the child up for college. :)