There’s More To Life Than Writing

It’s easy for me to measure my output–or lack thereof–in pages or words written per day.  But as I mentioned in How Do You Measure Preparation?, it’s harder to do that with things like story research, note-writing, plotting, character-building, and other Very Important Bits of writing work.

The title of this post is a reminder to myself that, now that I’m serious about my work, there’s more to writing than just putting words on a page.  There’s marketing to do, searching for story markets, making story submissions, formatting my work for different platforms (including print editions), and getting my work listed on those platforms.  All of which are important–none of which help with getting words on a page.

I need to allow myself time to do these things and to not feel guilty that I’m “not writing.”

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