Chances are one of your friends or family members have decided to take the path less traveled and have started to write seriously. They work from their home office or a laptop on the kitchen table and work on their ideas during every spare minute they can get. They might have another job that pays the bills or the support of a loving spouse that enables them to pursue their dream.
Writers come in all varieties, ranging from the uncommitted hobbyist who maybe spends a handful of hours a month or less on their craft, to the professional who writes full-time. I fall in the middle somewhere. Most of my day is spent trying to squeeze in a few hours of writing work between caring for my 3-year-old who likes lots of attention, keeping the house fed and the family clean. When I am writing, that work is divided between blogging, drafting new ideas, manuscript editing, beta reading, book reviews, and self promotion.
While I can’t find any balance between my writing and normal life, perhaps you can help the writer in your life find theirs.
Here are a few helpful articles to help you with that writer in your life:
- Huffpost: You’re an Author? So You’re Really Not Working, Right?
- Writer Unboxed: On the Care and Feeding of Your Writer
- Lit Reactor: 8 Ways to Support the Writers in Your Life
- Standoutbooks: 5 Ways to Help the Writer in Your Life