Here is this month's optional question - When you think of the term working writer, what does that look like to you? What do you think it is supposed to look like? Do you see yourself as a working writer or aspiring or hobbyist, and if latter two, what does that look like?
Hello, my name is Gwen
and I am a working writer.
With Covid, I work from home and this is what my "working writer" routine looks like:
Get up at 5:00 a.m., walk on my treadmill for half an hour. Get to my desk by 6:00 and write until 7:00 (and I use this term loosely, because this can mean outlining, editing, researching, critiquing, and sometimes--often?--I don't get a lot done because I've fallen down the rabbit hole).
At 7:00 (and often before) I start my day job, and usually finish up by 5:00, sometimes 6:00 (with the random after-hours call or text thrown in just to stir things up). Rarely does a weekend go by that I'm not putting out some kind of fire, real or perceived. (Because swimming pool construction is that important... *eyeroll*)
I also write on weekends, but by noon, a nap is required.
Trust me, I've never been a high energy person. But I am a plodder and I just keep going. Didn't the turtle beat the hare? Every little step is still a step forward. Perseverance is the name of the game!
What keeps me going is that I'm retiring in 1.5 years!
I feel like that is when my writing career can really begin.
I can do this!
What does your working
writing life look like?
Are you a high energy person?
Or a plodder like me?
Are you the Turtle or the Hare?