As I sit down to write this post, I’m racing the clock. I have two client manuscripts due, thirty manuscript openings to read for a workshop, eight sessions for a writing retreat to plan, and a book to promote. To say nothing of my children’s activities. Thank God I am about to unload a chunk of pages of my latest novel on my writing partners for feedback, for a tiny break. Writers are busy. We’re stressed. We’re anxious. No matter how much time we have to write, it never feels like enough. So how do we survive it at all? Below, I’ve shared a few tips that have helped me stay afloat over the years. Also? Drink coffee and wine. Lots of it. And exercise like you’re being chased by a bear. It helps.
THE WRITER WITH A FULL-TIME JOB [Read more…]