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Monday, July 8, 2013

The Social-Emotional Life of a Writer

At the UtopYA conference panels, one question kept coming up again and again:
"How do you balance writing and life?" 
The question took many forms, but there seemed to be a great crying out for help in figuring out how to make it all work. That question, and a fantastic panel I was on about the Life of a Writer, inspired a series of posts. They come from my heart, so I figure there's probably someone else who's been there, too.

Here's the schedule:

Tuesday: Four Keys to Finding Time for Your Creative Work
Wednesday: Lack of Support For Your Writing
Thursday: The Emotional Turbulence of Creative Work

Wednesday: Striking Gold With Your Stories (a guest post on Stephen Tremp's blog)
Friday: Which is Easier to Sell: Novels or Serials?

This is what pent-up lack-of-access to a keyboard looks like for me. :)


  1. LOL. Looking forward to reading all of these! :)

  2. Hahaha a pent up lack of wi-fi also inspired me to type up a series of posts, but very nerdy writing ones ;)

    Can't wait to read them ;)

  3. I look forward to this series. It's a difficult life, trying to balance the passion for writing with the priorities of daily life, especially when it is a deep desire for writing to become a more entrenched part of supporting daily life.

    With that striking gold post, do you happen to mention the specific formula for making that happen lol!

  4. I'm with Angela -- the drive to make writing a career can often come to a screeching halt when domestic duties pull you over. Whatever advice your dishing out, I'm getting seconds!


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