Friday, January 28, 2011
The 500, News, and Writing Around Family with the FFW
Today I am at Donna Hole’s site, discussing the features of the iPad and how they relate to writers, readers, and bloggers. Please stop by and say hi – she was so worried I’d forgotten her!
Elizabeth Spann Craig started something really cool! A search engine for writers. No more useless Google searches! Get the details HERE
And don’t forget the A to Z Challenge! Details HERE
Guys, you don’t want to miss this!!!
Today is another edition of Fantastic Friday Writers! I invite your to check out my Fantastic Friday Writers partners - Elizabeth Mueller, Anastasia V. Pergakis, J. D. Brown, and Deirdra Eden Coppel - for their take on this subject. I’m sure it’s better than mine!
Working Around Family and Finding Time to Write
And I guarantee my entry will be the most unique!
Some would say family members are those pesky people who get in the way of our writing. They have schedules we’re to follow and demand attention. If it weren’t for family, we could’ve written twenty novels by now!
I think a lot of it has to do with our mindset. Do we view our family as help or hindrance? If we’re struggling to find time to write and balance family life, maybe it’s time for a new approach. Have we tried communication?
The key plot points for a story apply here as well:
WHY? Let our families know why writing is so important.
WHAT? Tell them what we hope to accomplish.
WHEN? Discuss how often we’d like to write and at what times.
WHO? Discuss the duties of the house and the new people who will enter our lives as a result of writing.
HOW? Figure out how to maintain a balance that makes everyone happy.
With good communication and the right attitude, it’s much easier to work writing into our life.
And the “Oh really?” comment? If it weren’t for my family, I wouldn’t be writing at all. My wife is my cheerleader, encourager, and best friend. Without her, I wouldn’t be writing at all and my accomplishments as an author would mean nothing. She’s not a distraction in my life.
Are you using communication to secure writing time? Have you tried?