Thursday, 15 May 2014

When Life Gets in the Way

Whether you write full-time or part-time, for pleasure or for business there will come times during your writing career that life will most definitely get in the way. It's not always possible to work your writing around your life or your life around your writing. This can be frustrating, especially when deadlines are looming and you have to reschedule interviews or appointments.

It's all too easy to panic and rush to try and get everything done where you run the risk of producing writing that is not up to your usual standard, forget about something important in your writing or home life, and end up getting very little done at all.

Things happen in our lives which we are not in control of and getting anxious about the things you think you should be doing doesn't help. If we can let things run their course, take time out to sort things out, leave the writing for a while until we are back on an even keel. We will feel better, our writing won't have suffered and might well actually be better for it.

When the dust settles ...  You can always get an article or six, or maybe even a non-fiction book out of your life getting in the way!
Happy writing

Julie x

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