1. Managing our time and perfecting our craft is a challenging balance, but it's nice to hear you are working toward your goals. LOVE the idea of keeping a writing log. I may have to start doing that myself.

    Nice post!

  2. Wow, that's a great article. It's a huge heads-up for me as blogging is nowhere on any list of things I want to do before I die. It's sort of taken over my life because of my obsessiveness. It has helped to free my creativity, but I need to move on to my list. This article really breaks it down. Thanks again.

  3. Hi Sara! Thanks for reading and for your comment! I agree, it is a challenging balance. The writing log really helps me; and the less fancy and complicated it is, the better (I play with the idea of having a spreadsheet but then I'd probably stop keeping the log). Thanks again!

    Hi Kass! Thanks so much! Writing it all down on paper does make it clear what exactly it is you want. And I can see how blogging can take over one's life, it's definitely become a huge part of mine and I've only been doing it for four months. It does help free your creativity and get you going, but it's easy to be obsessive (I am obsessive, too). Laura Christianson addresses this in her e-book, I think it's called Addictophobia, and she suggests ways to deal with it. I was forced to take a blogging break because I had to work extra hours at my day job (working from 8 AM to 10 PM, even for one night, is NOT conducive to any sort of creative endeavor). I wasn't thrilled about it, but the blogging break was nice, even if I didn't get a break from my job. I think every once in awhile it's good to give ourselves a break, to spend time doing the things we want to do, as you say, before we die. Good luck with you list, and I'm glad you found the article helpful. Thanks again!

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