What one thing would you give up to become a better writer?
Sometimes when I see the topic for the open book blog hop I am not sure exactly what I think about it. It may be a topic I have never really thought about or considered before. This is one of the reasons I was drawn to participate in this particular challenge; it forces me to think about new and interesting things.
I have read a few of the other posts on this particular topic and I have come to know that I would not give up anything. Everything I do is important to me and I am more of an “adder oner” than a “giver upper” of anything. This does not mean that I construe the idea of giving something up in order to write in a negative light, it merely means that I like everything I do and feel a need to do it all and balance it all. It works most of the time for me as I am very versatile and adaptable.
I currently have a full time job in corporate finance which is fairly demanding and time consuming. I have a family with two sons, Greg and Michael, aged sixteen and thirteen, respectively, a husband, parents who live on the same property as I do, three sisters, two nephews, three nieces, a sister-in-law, a mother-in-law, an aunt and my husband’s grandmother, all of whom need to be visited and entertained and made much of (especially mother). I have to help Michael with his school work every night and help prepare him for his tests and exams and I tested Greg at least four times on every section of his school work prior to his recent exams (did I mention his average for the exams was 83% with averages of over 90% for history and computer science?). Hubby also likes to tell me about his
problems day from time to time and I need to engage and listen. I also like to bake and create fondant art as well as make chocolate and gingerbread houses, work on my writing and read and write blogs.
Of course, there is also marketing my books which is a bit hit and miss for me but I try to visit Twitter, Instagram and WP regularly even if the rest slip a bit.
Would I give anything up? Well, no. It is a bit of a stretch to manage it all during busy times at work and my boys examinations, but I seem to manage okay. I don’t aim for to much in respect of my writing goals, as said previously my target is 3 000 to 3 500 good words per week, that includes my editing as I go along. This works for me, I am happy to be a writing plodder.
What would you give up, if anything, in order to write?
- Link your blog to this hop.
- Notify your following that you are participating in this blog hop.
- Promise to visit/leave a comment on all participants’ blogs.
- Tweet/or share each person’s blog post. Use #OpenBook when tweeting.
- Put a banner on your blog that you are participating.