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.