Reading, Writing, or Living? #MFRW


This past week,  I think my answer would have to be – *drum roll*

LIVING.

I  admire my friend Vicki’s work ethic.  She is diligent to get her writing time in every day. EVERY SINGLE DAY. I don’t. My goal is to write for an hour five days a week and spend my weekends with family and taking care of those domestic things.  It is treating writing like a business, a business that I work five days a week.

However, I know many authors who say you should write daily to stay in the habit.  There is definitely something to be said for maintaining a good habit.  So what about those parts related to an author’s life that aren’t exactly the drafting or writing stage? What about proofreading? What about editing? What about the brainstorm sessions for a new idea, or trying o figure out your plot?

There is a lot more to writing than the first draft. Here, in a nutshell, is the summation of my week.

Authors are just like everyone else.  Our lives consist of numerous aspects. Somebody has to do the dishes, the dish fairies never show up! Someone has to do the laundry, the laundry fairies don’t show up either.  Of course,  this is the part of life we often omit in books because who wants to see the character folding laundry? Nobody!

What have you been up to, reading, writing, or living? Let me know in the comments.

Write on my friends, write on!

 

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3 comments on “Reading, Writing, or Living? #MFRW

  1. LOL….I just had another author as me how I could write for an hour, go off and do ‘family stuff’, then pick up where I left off on the WIP. I told her I always leave off in a place where I *know* what is going to happen next, esp if the story is churning around in my brain. If it’s not churning, then I have no problem letting it sit for a while.

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    • Those times when it’s churning inside the brain, I can’t wait to get back to writing. Sometimes it helps to step away, leave the keyboard, go do family stuff to let things simmer for a while as well.

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