When I wrote my first book at age 12, I did not fully appreciate the amount of time I had on my hands.
Now, I hardly have any.
The last thing I want is for this post to turn into a whiny complaint – because it is important for me to remember that my extra-curricular activities are things I have willingly chosen to do. And I love doing them. Unfortunately, this leaves me with very little free time to do the other things I enjoy – writing and reading, for instance.
If I’m not doing homework, or studying for a test, or working on a school project, I am probably volunteering, rushing to a club meeting, playing tennis, working, or babysitting.
I am currently involved in four clubs offered at my high school. I am an officer of two of these clubs.
By the time my day is done, I am tired and ready for bed by 9:00 or 9:30, which is early for the typical high school student. I wake up at 6:05 and leave the house for school by 7:05.
I believe my writing deserves more than 30 minutes here or there. I believe it deserves more than the hour and a half I am able to knock out on a Saturday.
I believe that if someone truly enjoys doing something, they will find the time to do it. I’ll admit I’ve been making excuses lately because I’ve faced some serious writer’s block. But it’s time to make time for the hobby I consider to be a very important part of my life.
If every other author can balance writing and life, I can do it, too!