Not every author gets the opportunity to quit their day job and only write. Often you have to juggle a job and sometimes children and even the care of a spouse, parents and/or other relatives. You have your sacred times to write – early in the morning, late at night, on the weekends. All are times when you can be along with your thoughts.
I’ve often heard it said that “life gets in the way.” If deep inside you are an author, even when life gets in the way, you find ways. Lately, I’ve been ill and I’m awaiting surgery in a few weeks. So here are the little things I have found to give me a writing outlet.
- Padlet – It’s a program for organizing and collaborating. I use it like a sticky note board to keep track of chapters.
- A collection of interesting looking journals when I can’t look at a computer screen. I switch into journals which I can put in my purse and take anywhere with me.
- My Kindle Fire which I use to open my email and write chapters or sections of chapters into emails I send myself.
- When I am able, I bring everything together in my laptop. Above is a photo of my garden at night. My oldest daughter set all the solar lights there. It reminds me of all the chapters I need to put together to form the book. One light at a time.
How do you write when life gets in the way?
Susan Hanniford Crowley, Amazon Kindle Bestselling Author of Vampire Romance
Where love burns eternal and whispers in the dark!
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