I’ve considered myself a full time professional writer since May of 2015. I have run my own publishing company since early 2016. I have learned a lot about these endeavors and I’m still learning more…
One of the things that you learn over time (you might intellectually know it, but you don’t really learn it until you get there yourself…) is that I can’t do everything. Sometimes you have to do it yourself. Sometimes you might be better off hiring it done. Sometimes you need to set something down for a while (or just write it off completely!). The key is finding balance in your life and what you do.
I for one am still learning that balance in one form or another, and I’m still adapting and growing. One of the ways that I’m choosing to adapt at this time is that I’m going to shift how I do the blogs…
As some readers know I’ve been doing two blogs my personal blog Words Mean Stuff, and my professional blog at Forever Mountain Publishing. And, some of you know that there has been some cross over between them. Some crossover makes sense, but I’m trying to refine what each blog is.
I am also trying to manage my time better so that can keep the blogs going, keep the books coming, revise my website, keep up with the social media stuff (really need to do better on that), keep the business side of the business in view, and maybe even see my family once in a while.
So, one of the ways I’m going to do this is as of next week I’m going to put the blogs out on alternating weeks. For example, next week I will put out a post on WMS; the following week I will put out a post on FMP. Hopefully this distribution helps me stay in contact with my readers, generate better posts, and get the other things done that I need to do as an author and business owner.
Life and writing are a balancing act dear reader. And we all have to work out that balance for ourselves.
That’s it for this week dear reader, see you next post.