Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Balancing Work and Writing



We’d love to just read and write all the time, but we’ve got to pay the bills, right? Ever feel your day job conflicting with your writing schedule? Maybe your everyday “career” couldn’t be more different from your writing career?

I typically don’t bring up work on my blog, but when it pertains to my writing I make an exception. I’ve been pretty swamped lately as I’ve changed jobs from working at Google to working at Facebook, and my Tech Writing position has gradually morphed into a Project Management type position. Needless to say, I’m trying to balance creating a new routine while still finding time to get my daily reading/writing binge satisfied.  

So how do you do it? How do you get your writing done without biting the day job hand that feeds you? How do you balance everything out and still maintain a personal life?