|It's time for another installment of the ISWG hosted by the wonderfully supportive Alex J.Cavanaugh. If you'd like to learn more about this group just click on Alex name.|
The topic of this month's post is how do we find the time to write? Well, at this point in my life, I'm learning there isn't any, which, btw, is the reason I'm reaching out to you all.
You see, recently I decided to return to the workforce. However, I quickly learned this was easier said than done. Despite the fact I hold a BSW and an MPA, I haven't been able to find good job. When I say good, I mean rewarding and challenging, a position that makes a difference.
Needless to say, I concluded that I'd have to return to school in order to qualify for such a job. So I did just that. It's been a challenge. The curriculum is tough, fast paced and requires a lot of memorization, etc., which, combined with family stuff, leaves little to no time for writing (my first love). I can't express how much I truly miss it. I think about my characters and run plot twists through my mind on a daily basis. Then each evening, I end up feeling frustrated because I just don't have the energy to add them to the story.
I'm insecure that if I don't get back on the writing saddle soon, I won't get back on at all. I'm just not sure how to proceed anymore. I need this nursing degree if I want to return to work, but in the absence of my writing, I'm floundering and lost. What's a Writer To Do?
Have any of you experienced the same challenges? If so, how did you overcome them? Any and all advice would be appreciated. Until next time, happy writing my friends.