A writer´s lifestyle

vickylass By vickylass, 4th Aug 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Who said a writer has a dream of a life, because he doesn´t have to get up early to commute to work? 80,000 words a day is a hell of work to be done in one day.

A writer´s lifestyle

Some people think that a writer has a dream of a lifetyle, thinking that they don´t have to get up early and to commute to work. Others see a writer with a scotch in hand or partying away non-stop.
This is a myth.
A serious writer, if a full time one, will get up as early as any working person going to the office or to the sweatshop.
They´ll have a shower and breakfast while they have a look at newspapers. They may go out for a walk first thing in the morning to walk the dog if they have one or late in the evening to stretch their legs.
it´s true that they´ll most probably be strolling around while others are commuting to work, because this is one of the good things of working from home. However, they may be still working away while others have gone to sleep.
80,000 words a day is a good imput, but to achieve on this a writer will have to work seriously with discipline and organization in his daily life.
A serious writer will choose his / her social life carefully. They can´t be lock up as though they were in a prison cell, but they can´t be hanging around. Besides their social obligations as writers, most of their social activities will be related to culture and literature.
A serious writer doesn´t drink alcoholic drinks while he´s working away, because they need a clear head to think and to work away so as to meet their deadlines. They´ll most probably drink some wine with their meals and a drink or two when they go out to mingle.
A serious writer has to read as much as he has to write and to think about he has just read.
Meal times will be the ones when he´ll join in his family if any and will have conversation afterwards.
If he isn´t a full time writer, it means that he has to devote part of his time to a day job, because he needs an income for his keep as well as his family, if any. However, if he´s a serious writer he´ll do all this as well as the ones for a full time writer.
Who said he has a dream of a life, because he doesn´t have to get up early to commute to work?
There´re deadlines to fullfill and 80,000 words a day is a hell of work to be done every day.

(C) Copyright. Vicky Pino. August 5th 2014.
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author avatar Etc.
5th Aug 2014 (#)

I hope you're kidding, or maybe a type . . . 80,000 words is a BOOK. Hard to do that in a day.

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author avatar vickylass
5th Aug 2014 (#)

Yeah right! I must have typed one more zero by mistake! But thanks for reading and commenting.

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author avatar Etc.
7th Aug 2014 (#)

You had me worried there for a minute!

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author avatar vickylass
7th Aug 2014 (#)

Worry not, Etc. It´s only that I was fed with these folks that keep telling us what a grand story they´ve in mind, but they never put it into writing. Or those who exclaim "Oh, you write? What an interesting pastime!" No matter how I love writing, it´s too lonely an activity to have it as a mere pastime and, on the other and, it´s hard work if one wants to take it seriously to achieve to something worthwhile.

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