Ah, helping. My 55 year old brother just moved out of my house. I am not sure if I am more relieved (that I have my space back and I can write again) or guilty (guilt is my middle name).
The weird thing about the new paradigm of publishing is the Digital Age Author is a very different creature. She might be a single mom trying to squeeze in a couple hundred words before the kids wake up or a husband struggling to fit in a writing burst during a lunch break. It can be a dad striving to finish his book while still caring for his family. Maybe it’s a retired person balancing FINALLY pursuing that dream of writing…while caring for grandkids.
Which is to say that a lot of part and full-time writers are also caregivers. Many of us wrestle with guilt. I do. I love writing SO MUCH and it is SO FUN. But if I write instead of finishing laundry I am “bad” 😦 .
I’ve learned a rather weird lesson lately and I believe it’s worth pondering. We talked about workaholics the other day. It is…
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