The Balancing Act

October 18, 2015 at 2:18 pm

balanceI started a new job this week. It’s only part time, but suddenly I find there’s a lot less time to do things – like this blog.

It’s difficult when you’re an author and you don’t earn enough from it to make a living, which is the experience of most authors. While we want to devote as much time as possible to our writing and our books, we don’t usually get anywhere near enough money from it to allow it to be our only source of income, so we need a day job as well. Not only that, if we have families and homes with big yards, all those things have to be taken into consideration too. Everything needs to be done, and often writing comes a distant last place after all our other responsibilities.

I’m hoping that my new schedule will eventually allow me not only time to market my current books, but time to write new ones as well. It remains to be seen if I handle the balancing act well. I’ve never been that great at juggling. Hopefully I won’t let the balls fall …

Do you have trouble juggling the things you need to do in order to earn a living with the things you’re passionate about doing, or are you lucky enough to combine both? Let me know in the comments section below.

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