Thursday, May 21, 2009

Seeking Good Advice on Real Life

I just took a quick look at my posts this week, and uh, yeah. Real life totally sucks the creativity out of me. Almost no blog posts about writing, and very minimal on books in general.

I really need to work on that.

It's tough, though. Real life is what it is and things need to be done. Places need to be gone. Laundry washed and children fed.

I'm wondering what everyone else does to balance real life and their creative mojo. Today's probably an extreme example, but for me, if I get some writing in today, it will be after the kids go to bed tonight, but chances are, I'm just going to go to bed too. I'm that tired.
Creativity? What's that?

But any tips on balancing an awesome, but exhausting, day job, kids, family, house . . . with yanno, "the next great American novel" efforts? *rolls eyes* - even my cliches are getting worse. . .

Pulling out my notepad and pen, ready to take notes. Fire away!

1 comment:

Lady Glamis said...

Balance? Huh. Well, to balance my creativity with my hectic real life I:

(1) never stop thinking about writing. It's always there in the back of my head. I relate everything and everyone to writing, even my two year old.

(2) I blog all the time and get really involved within the writing community. The more you're involved and reading and writing and stewing over every writing issue and idea you have, the more your creative brain is going to come alive.

(3) I talk about my writing to a lot of people - except those who don't respect it. If others know I'm trying to be creative, sometimes they can even help.

That's all I've got this evening. If I think of anything else, I'll let you know. Good luck!