When you start writing booklets, you’re starting a business of your own. It’s a very exciting business and it’s easy to get so wrapped up in it that you exclude everything else. Especially when you’re writing a new title. It’s all you can think about. You eat, sleep and breathe booklets because you want to. It’s fun and exhilarating. With each word you write you are creating your future, and it’s never looked better.
One word of caution. Make time for friends and family. Do other things that interest you. Work, yes, and enjoy it, but don’t exclude everything else. You may not even be aware you’re doing it because you’re so caught up in the joy of being an author, but it’s vitally important to your new career.
Having other interests broadens your horizons and makes you a better writer. If all you do is work at writing booklets, you’ll eventually become burned out and tired of it. Taking breaks from it renews your vitality and your spirit and lets you come back to it refreshed and ready to begin again.
If you’ve got a project that has you under the crunch of a deadline, by all means get it done. But, otherwise, write a little and then take a breather. Then, come back and write some more. Your writing will improve and ideas will come to you faster.
To your riches,