Writing is indeed a lonely profession.
I have yet to figured out how to enjoy of a cup of coffee, go for a walk, or watch a movie with a friend while editing my work.
Working on a story while in the company of others, unless I’m asking advice on my story, just doesn’t seem high on the etiquette scale. I can quickly jot down little thoughts that cross my mind or an idea for a story in the presence of a friend; however, it’s not something I want to make a habit of as my friends’ time is no less important than mine, and I genuinely appreciate the fact they want to be with me.
Sitting in front of my computer often feels desolate during dry spells when ideas are scarce but if I’m in the midst of creating a compelling chapter, hours slide past with little notice on my end.
Balancing spouse/family/friendships and writing takes a true effort. Staying mindful of other’s need for our time is important for them as well as for us.
By ~ Elizabeth Yalian 2013-2015 ©http://elizabethyalian.com. ♛