They say you should blog every day.
They say, as a writer running a blog is the best way to keep in touch with your readers. Mm, probably the same people who say I should eat 5 pieces of fruit a day (I can’t abide fruit, but give me a carrot…). Probably the very same people who also tell me I should sleep 8 hours a night and exercise three times a week.
Do these people actually follow the same calendar as the rest of us, or am I completely missing the point? You know, that Gregorian calendar named after a Sixteenth Century Pope of the same name who dictated a year contains 365 days, and that there are actually only 24 hours in the day! Call me thick, or should that be thick-skinned, but are writers meant to follow some other type of calendar, one that enables you to do everything you must do like:
Feed the kids, cats, fish, husband, school drop offs, pick ups, full day at work and a modicum of housework (only for appearances mind!)
Of course not forgetting the long list of things you should be doing:
Sleeping, eating well, exercising, relaxing, taking time to enjoy being part of a family unit.
And finally the 2.4 seconds left doing what you actually want to do:
No one said writing was easy. As a route to success it’s a bad one. Better off sticking to the day job and stop beating yourself with a pointy biro than struggling to earn a measly crust from writing. But, if you want to write as a pastime, or dare I say hobby it’s a good choice. It’s inexpensive for a start not to mention moveable – By that I mean you can do it anywhere, even the bath. I’ve had some of my best ideas submerged under a cloud of Radox. Also, whilst not necessarily the healthiest of hobbies at least you’re giving those little grey cells a workout.
A word of caution: what starts out as a hobby soon turns into an obsession – now where did I put that manuscript again?
About Jenny O’Brien
Jenny O’Brien was born in Ireland a very long time ago. She always wanted to write a book but decided to hone her life experiences first. One husband, three children and numerous cats later she finally went out and bought a notebook and pen! She now divides her time between Wales, France and Guernsey.
She writes for both children and adults with a new book coming out every six months or so.
She’s also an avid collector of cats, broken laptops, dust and happy endings – two of which you’ll always find in her scribblings! You’ll find her Amazon Author’s page here.