What kind of life do you have if you have the writer’s life?
Do you have a designated office, far from the madding crowd? Is there a small corner in your abode where no one enters until you have done your allotted work for the day? Do you have someone, somewhere in the background of your life who runs interference and keeps the kids, the daily chores and the responsibilities of family and friends from distracting your muse until you are ready to face those obstacles haphazardly placed at your feet?
Can you steal away for hours with no interruption?
If you are young, the world is convinced that you can multi-task with alacrity and grace, juggle the kids, the hubby, the house, meals, shopping, community, friends, part or full-time work and still have time for social networking.
As the children grow, so do the responsibilities and headaches, called teenagers, texting, tweeting, facebooking, monitoring their friends, activities and remaining sane. Have you learned how to be all and do all for everyone and also pretend you are a publicist?
Oh, I am so sorry honey, did you say this was your designated hour to write?
Babe, do you know where my gray suit is?
Oh, which one of us is taking the kids to swim class next week?
Naturally, you have a TBR list of books almost as tall as your body? You might keep astride of a weekly blog schedule, perhaps you guest on other blogs, organize writers in your town, attend conferences, join on-line groups, and comment on five to ten blogs a day.
There are dozens of different models of what the writer’s life may be.
Which is yours and how do you manage and still maintain a high level of energy and creativity?