Hug your loved ones...
We never know when our time may be cut short. It might be due to an accident, the heartless actions of others, or simply misfortune. The reality is, we never know when we (or a loved one) won't be there to hug tomorrow.
Hug your loved ones extra tonight.
Advice for part-time writers
Most writers start of doing so part-time. Numerous reasons for doing so, and the vast majority of those reasons -- in fact, all of the ones I can think of -- are noble.
It can be discouraging to write "only" part-time, but I have some advice:
First, be diligent with your time. Days, weeks, and months can fly by with not a word written if you don't watch what you do. Set aside time to write, and stick to it.
Second, choose your schedule. If you do your best writing at 3 in the morning, then by Jove that's when you write unless something makes you shift it (such as a full-time job schedule that starts at 8). Don't let others tell you when to write. (I've never been a fan of the "write when you first wake up" crowd. Can you tell?)
Finally, make sure you keep your eye on the prize, whatever that may be. If it's making a full-time living as a writer, awesome. If it's making 7 figures a year as a writer, awesome. Your goals are your own.
That's it for the pep talk. Short and sweet!
L. Shay Bradham
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About L. Shay Bradham
L. Shay Bradham is a writer, published author, mom of 3, activist, Trekkie, coffee aficionado, and plays an impressive game of Klingon Monopoly.