Writing Time, Part 4. Four Ways to Become the Author You Want to Be


How to manage your time as a full-time writer within your full-time life? It is a story rich in conflict and joy. Like any good tale it depends on having a hero with who faces challenges  (our writing selves) and upon transformation. Into what?

Into writers who wake up each morning knowing we are privileged to do the work we love.

Even those of us who haven’t made a penny yet can and do behave as the people we want to be: successful authors with generous attitudes and thriving careers.

Successful people give back, so we support circles of writers, and we encourage our colleagues.

  1. As professionals, we are pleased to give up time-sucking empty entertainments in order to have drafting time, and to keep learning our craft with an intensity of interest.
  2. We buckle down to learn new skills, even ones we never dreamed we’d need, like marketing.
  3. We have a long-term plan for the projects we are engaged with and the ventures we envision.

This world stage of publishing is a busy and crowded one. How lucky we are that there are so many writers out here, because happiness loves company, and because writers are readers too.

We are 21st Century authors and thanks to the Internet our work is on the world stage whenever we will it so.

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