Writing Advice

How to balance your writing with life


Alright, I’m guessing most of you writers and artists out there have day jobs. And even if you don’t, for whatever reason, your writing isn’t paying the bills.

At least not yet.

Maybe you’re writing solely for expression and plan on independent publishing. Or instead working towards making it via a traditional publishing route.

Both are viable routes, but one thing you really must remember is the age old saying that’s become cliche: “Don’t quit that day job, just yet.”

Very few writers can afford to. So how does one balance a day job while trying to write? It can be irksome to a few who also have families to care for. But hey, listen, there’s hope.

The answer is to make time. Any bit of writing is better than no writing. And trust me, it gets easier as you successfully manage the two. It’s a balancing act for sure, but nobody said this writing business was going to be easy.

Right now, think of it as a hobby. If you make it, great. If not, keeping plugging away, and don’t ever compare yourself to other writers who’ve “made it.” Because trust me, even they’ve got their own set of problems.

So what are you waiting for? Put the kids to bed and crank up that word processor!

T.A. UNER is the Author of various novels and short stories. Please be sure to follow him on LeopardKingSaga.com, where he blogs about writing, publishing, and life. Please subscribe to his blog posts and have them delivered directly to your e-mail inbox. He will dance on his hands if you do.


4 thoughts on “How to balance your writing with life

  1. I’d keep writing even if I knew I’d never get published, writing is my passion and I can’t go a day without it!! That said, I love writing so much I wish it was all I had to do, which means id need to make money from it. Will be keeping my day job for the foreseeable future ☺️

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