A Scripted Maze

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Where Do They Find the Time?

Where Do They Find the Time?

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I know, it’s been an entire week since I’ve posted anything here. No, I’m not sick, nor am I having any personal issues that need to be dealt with immediately. What I have been doing is writing. That’s right; I’ve started writing a fictional story – finally. The going is slow but in many ways I’m enjoying the process.

I’m still going through my emails twice each day. If I didn’t, I would be feeling overwhelmed with all that seem to find my inbox, and would have to just delete all emails, not caring if they’re important or not. Seeing that I have problems being social anyway, this wouldn’t be a good thing to start doing, in my opinion.

This morning I came across a post while going through my routine with the emails that really got me wondering where people find the time to do all that they say they are doing? The blog post was coming from a writer who I’ve been following for about eight months now. She stated in her post that she was preparing for Camp NaNoWriMo. What is this? It’s a site that writers can go to when they want to challenge themselves by writing a novel in one month. I’m not sure how it all works seeing that I’m not in that league of writers yet, but from where I sit, it seems awfully stressful to me.

Where do these writers get the time to do a stunt like this? Being a writer is hard work, even if you’re a big success. If you have books published, it means that you are busy at book signings and doing promotions, as well as working on another book project so that you aren’t forgotten by your readers. Furthermore, if you’re a writer just starting out, chances are you have a full-time job doing something else to keep you afloat financially until your books take hold at the bookstores. Time is something precious to those of us who write, and I’m sure that it’s not scoffed out by people with other endeavors.

When is there time for something that is going to stress you out to the max?

I don’t have anything published as far as my current strive is concerned. Yet, I know that being a writer is an ongoing process of learning. At the present time 100% of my time is being spent learning. Writing a story, even one that is not a novel, within a month’s time sounds absolutely nuts to me.

What is you thought on this?

Post Script: I will be back to finish my e-course from Write Bliss. In addition, I will be writing more stories here about my life. I hope you’ll be come to read them.


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This entry was posted on 2013/07/03 by in whatnot about writing and tagged , , .

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