Monday, 16 May 2011

How Much Time Is Too Much Time

As a writer, I struggle with parcling out my day while trying to set aside time for writing.  I'm not always in balance.  If the truth be known, more times than nought, I'm out of balance.

We all live busy lives but when writing is added to the mix, priorities get shuffled, stress comes calling, and exhaustion works into our minds and bodies.  Commitments to family, friends, work, exercise, meals, leisure time all compete for our attention.  As a writer, the time I set aside tugs hard.  And, when I'm in the zone, balance is lost and chaos reigns. 

I would love to hear from fellow writers and readers (reading can be quite as absorbing and time consuming as writing) on how you find the struggle for balance.  And those enlightened souls who manage to do so, please share your secrets with the rest of us.   


  1. I'm still figuring it out. Frankly, I think to some extent, I probably always will be!

    When inspiration hits, I go with it. I at least excuse myself and jot down what notes I can to complete the thought later.

    Other than that it comes down to scheduling. It's too easy to put writing on the back burner and then, a month later, realize you haven't done any writing.

    I really appreciated your comment on my guest post about writing. If you'd like to stay connected, you can friend request me on Facebook and/or follow me on Twitter @Harrison314.

    Harrison Bradlow

  2. It's so easy to put writing on the back burner, I've done it more often than I should have. Great tip about taking the time to jot down a note or two. Enjoyed your post this morning on writing and fear. Cheers, HL