Friday, March 23, 2012

A Writer's Dilemma

Fred: If the days were just longer, I could get more writing done.

Nan: I get plenty of writing done.

Fred: Since my book came out, I’ve been marketing. The publisher said that everything depends upon networking. I love my readers but at this rate, I won’t ever finish the next book.

Nan: That is a problem, isn’t it?

Fred: How do you find the time to write?

Nan: I write.

Fred: How do you fit it in?

Nan: Fit it in?

Fred: Yes, between facebook, pinterest, twitter, blogger, tumbler, klout, networking, commenting, email, pinning, tagging, circulating and then of course there are meals, getting dressed and errands…

Nan: I just write.

Fred: Well, yeah, I’m writing all day but not my manuscript.

Nan: Rearrange your priorities.

Fred: Really? It’s that easy?

Nan: It’s not easy but it is simple.

Fred: Okay. Thanks.

Nan: You’re welcome.

This isn’t the only conversation about priorities that has come up lately. As life gets more complicated with more gadgets and connections, the easier it is to lose focus. Hopefully, awareness and good friendships will keep everything on track rather than letting other stuff get in the way of what’s really important.


Yadin Bromberg said...

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Thanks and good luck with A-Z :)


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Damyanti said...

That's me you've described right there. And the solution to our dilemma is really that simple. Le sigh.

Look forward to your challenge posts!

Twitter: @AprilA2Z

---Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

Gwynneth White said...

Boy, I thought I was the only one! Welcome to the world of publishing - and I thought all I had to do was write a brilliant book! Sometimes I think I am going crazy with all the 'socialising' I do, and then I never actually meet anyone in the flesh. No time!

Sharon said...

I like that, "it's not easy but it's simple". Kind of describes lots of things in life.