It's time for another installment of the Insecure Writer's Support Group hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh. If you're feeling down about your writing and need a supportive ear to bend, this is the group to join. For more information, click on Alex's name to be directed to the enrollment link.
Lately, life has gotten in the way of my writing. How you ask? Well, I'm in grad school full time. Although I love learning, and academic writing gives me that opportunity, it doesn't hold a candle to the way I feel when I'm working on a fictional story. There's something exhilarating about transporting my characters into another world where anything is possible, and the rules are dictated by my imagination. It's definitely a wonderful escape from my responsibilities.
As I'm sure you've discerned, I really, really love writing fiction. Now that most of my major assignments are out of the way, I've eked out some time to work on my novel, and it's brought me great joy. However, I'm insecure that my increased academic work schedule will become so full that I'll have little to no time for fiction writing.
I considered trying making a go at it in the evenings, but after a full day, my brain is usually fried. Weekends are reserved for playing catch-up with family, and my mornings are usually hectic. So, what's a fiction writer to do? Has anyone else felt this type of crunch? If so, I'd be interested to know how you overcame it and found time to write. Until next time, my friends. Happy writing.