Mastering the Writer’s Life

 

by Laura Peters

 

If you want to make a living as a writer, you need to make sure you’re aware of all the things that are part of that lifestyle. It’s vital to ensure that you’re aware of not just the creative elements, for instance, but also the business side of things and how to take care of yourself along the way.

Lets discuss what you need to be aware of if you’re to master the writer’s life. As long as you can make sure to be in control of the following things, you’ll find that it’s much easier and that you’re considerably more likely to succeed. Let’s take a look at some of the concerns to think about early on and throughout your career.

 

Managing Workload

It can take a while to work out your ideal workload, but you’ll eventually need to do so to write for a living. Managing your workload means you know how much you can do in a day, but it’s also about knowing when you work best. If you happen to work best at four am, then you should make that your routine.

If you’re an evening person, then make sure you do your work then. As long as you do that, you’ll be able to get more high-quality work done, and that’s the number one concern here. But managing workload is also about not taking on too much, as it can be a sure-fire way of overloading your stress levels. Strike a balance, and you’ll find a quicker route to success.

 

Taking Breaks

If you never allow yourself breaks, it’s much less likely you’ll continue to do great work. Our brains require rest, so this is something everyone should work into their daily schedule as much as anything else. By taking regular breaks, you give yourself a chance to refresh, which is absolutely what you need to do anyway.

What you do in that time is up to you, but it works best if you do something that exercises other mental muscles, such as learning a new language, baking, scrap booking, or even hunt for treasures in the new Final Fantasy game . What matters is that it refreshes you so you can attack your project with even more fervor afterward.

 

Enjoying It

Finally, you need to make sure that you allow yourself to enjoy the work if you’re going to succeed at it. Being able to enjoy it makes all the difference in the world. If everything is a chore, it’s going to take you twice as long at half the quality.

If you have to force yourself to complete every task, it may be time to examine the writer’s life to make sure it’s the one for you. These questions are tough, but answer them right and they can make the road less traveled that much more gratifying.

 

 

Contributed article supplied by Laura Peters.

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9 thoughts on “Mastering the Writer’s Life”

  1. So true. I especially started having to understand taxes as a self-employed business owner. It’s not as hard as it could be, but it is definitely a needed skill when you start making revenue. You don’t want the IRS on your back for anything.

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