Insecure Writers Support Group, where on the first Wednesday of every month we expose our foibles to a heartless world! This month's topic: How do you find the time to write in your busy day?
Well this is and isn't a problem for me. I'm a professional writer, so I get to write all day. I don't have another job to distract me and sap my energy. That said, I have obligations to family and friends that take time. Plus I want to have a bit of a life.
The real problem, however, is that there is never enough time for all the projects I want to do. For example, at this moment I have a full plate of freelance work, including two novels that I'm ghostwriting. That all takes time away from my own work. While I have a couple of my own books coming out this month, I'm not sure if I'll get more than one more before the end of the year. That book will almost certainly be the fourth installment in my Toxic World post-apocalyptic series. I wanted to get book 4 out my Trench Raiders WWI series out this year too, but that might not happen.
I've been building up my freelance career for more than a decade now and while I'm happy about where I've gotten, I can't help but notice that more and more my own projects are getting stuck on the back burner while I do my writing job.