Writing is tough when we allow life and another job to get in the way. I often hear terms like “real job” and “reality.” Why is writing part-time not a “real job”?
No one would tell Stephen King his his work doesn’t constitute a “real job” or it’s not work to complete a novel or short story. Novelists, writers, and story-tellers work, just like attorneys, brick layers, or doctors. Writing is a job.
Those of us that write part time and pay our bills with alternate employment are also writers and that writing is still work, albeit work we enjoy. If someone enjoys their job, it’s still their job.
Unfortunately, some writers like myself, allow alternate work to interfere with writing and I’ve fallen into this recently. My regular job – notice I didn’t say “real job” – has been keeping me busy 10-12 hours a day. This leave little time for writing but that’s going to change.
Anyone reading my posts, knows about Black Friday – An American Jihad. This was my first novel, published earlier this year. Some may know there is another work in progress, Golgotha – Curse of the Crucifixion. I’m about 55,000 words into the novel and more than half way to the end – I think, but work has stalled.
That changes now.
I am writing again, starting today and plan to have the story complete before next year.
Wish me luck – PLEASE!!!