It's the first Wednesday of the month so it's Insecure Writers Support Group day. This is where writers get together and share their insecurities about writing/publishing/editing. Thanks to Alex Cavanaugh for hosting this monthly event.
I know that so many of us are working full time, raising families, and still trying to squeeze in time to write. I've been thinking about how to better use my time so that I can still write. I've spent a lot of time blogging over the last couple of years and I love it. I love all my writerly friends and being part of your journeys. However, writing posts, answering comments, then returning visits takes an enormous amount of time. Since I'm also working a full time job, I have very little time for writing. And I'm on the verge of burnout.
So how can I participate in what's going on in the writing community and mingle with my writing friends and still get some writing done when I work a full time job?
- I'm going to take a blogging break, beginning in January, probably through March.
- I'll can still rub elbows with all my writer friends on Facebook and Twitter.
- I can still help promote friends books through both of those social medias.
- And I should be able to finish my novella series during my time off.
How do you cope with the lack of time?