As I adjust to 50-plus hours a week spent writing for a living, I struggle more than ever to awake my creative mind at the end of a long day’s worth of work. Don’t get me wrong, I love writing for money. I am very grateful to be transforming my passion into my career. But it also means certain adjustments to my lifestyle. My daily writing for a tech magazine does not necessarily suit the creative prose I try to take on for my own pleasure. Nor does it fit in with my theme here on Charlotte’s Web. Suddenly I have these different (and sometimes clashing) writing personalities to unleash and I’m finding it difficult to distinguish between them all.
This is where I make my excuses for slacking on the blog posts lately. I am working to find the appropriate balance right now between all of these various writing platforms, and it is not an easy task.
The good part is I am writing. Probably more than ever, actually. Obviously this means setting certain priorities, and right now those priorities are the writing jobs I am getting paid for. So unfortunately blogging and creative writing are being pushed to the side for the next little while. On the bright side, I have some more great guest posts coming up on Charlotte’s Web, so you will still have lots of reading material here. And I hope you will be patient with me as I go through this transition.
But you can count on the fact I will be writing about it. It just might take a little more time than usual. I have all of these ideas flowing through my head, then when I finally get the chance to sit down at my computer and write about them, the words are all gone. I used them up already at the 9 to 5. And then again during my evening freelance work, when I scraped up the last bits of what was left. I’m all written out.
Do you have any tips for finding the right balance? Feel free to share in the comments below.