One of the most difficult things you will encounter as being a writer is learning to balance your life. Family, taking care of your responsibilities around your home, your other job, your relationship with your significant other; all of those can be “full time” jobs in themselves. But writing is like a whole other life outside of all of that. Like an actor, you have to submerge yourself into a whole other world so that you can accurately relay what you see inside your head. It requires deep concentration and consumes every quadrant of your brain. My family has learned that I’m probably the most peculiar person they will ever meet. I can sit for hours without saying a word, playing out a story in my mind, staring off into nothingness. But the second someone calls me out on it, my mind snaps and all too often the scene in my head disappears into oblivion. But that is only the matter of writing, you also have to concentrate on marketing if you plan on selling any books and yet there is so much more to a writer’s life beyond that.
So how does a writer balance it all? How do you get your mind to stop focusing on one thing and place your full focus on all the other important aspects of your life?
Please take the time and let me know what you do?