Wednesday, December 15, 2010
So, apparently, my worry in my last post regarding the revisions I sent off to Wonderful Agent was for nothing. I did, in fact, write them in English and she said they were good...now we're into round 2.
As I've lurked and read about many of you writers/bloggers out there, I realize that it's a pretty mixed bag with regards to those who have a job other than writing and those who stay home and write full time (and just so you know, being a stay at home mother or father is another job in my book.) It has me wondering what that experience is like for you, balancing work and writing or having the freedom to write all day (whichever side of the fence you live on.)
Personally, I find it incredibly difficult to write and work (I'm a school psychologist) at the same time. My job requires me to be in the moment, fully present, and quite analytical...everything I'm not when I'm writing. When I'm writing, it's like reading for me--my mind launches into outer space. I still write when we're in school, but I find it mentally difficult to switch back and forth. It's almost as if I can feel myself physically leaping the divide between my right and left brain. I get most of my writing done over breaks (i.e., summer, Christmas, Spring Break.)
But I remember that, before I went back to work outside the home, sometimes the more time I had to write, the more time I wasted not writing. For me, I think having less time to do this thing I love sort of forces me to do it as often as I can.
But don't get me wrong...I still fantasize about doing this full time.