Balancing life and writing

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So many of my writing friends have the same problem. How to balance writing and life-the kind that isn’t related to writing. Finding time to write, setting goals, etc. can really take a hit when things in our other world tilts a little.

Whenever a writer has a full plate already, those little tilts in life can totally upset the writing apple cart. Sometimes it is an easy fix. Sometimes it is a matter of getting a babysitter, enlisting the aid of a spouse or parent, referring to a critique partner. But sometimes we don’t have resources to rely on. Sometimes it is beyond our means to fit it all together.

So, what does a writer do when life intervenes and they can’t get their writing on track?

About master

Kim Smith is the author of Disk of Death, The Dread Room, Love Inn, and An Unexpected Performance.

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