Sunday: Being unbalanced

I’ve always wished that I was a little more well-rounded.  Play soccer on Wednesday nights. Volunteer at the Senior Center on Mondays.  Catch up on current events Sunday am’s with the paper.

Writing this book, though, has made me an even less balanced person.  I don’t know if this should concern me.  It seems like novel writing would require a hyper involvement, but at the same time I don’t want to get to the point where I forget the outside world so much that I end up with something that no one wants to read.

The one goal that consumes me is finishing and publishing this book, but is this too narrow of focus?  Do agents sense desperation?  Is this publishing a book one of those things that happens only when you’ve decided that you don’t need it to happen anymore?  Am I supposed to be coy with my thoughts, pretending that I’m not invested so as to attract interest?

I will continue to ponder.

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~ by Clickity Clack on March 6, 2011.

2 Responses to “Sunday: Being unbalanced”

  1. I firmly believe the most important aspect of writing, finishing and publishing a book is that you are doing it first and foremost for yourself… not for anyone else. If you’re writing and working toward personal joy, then I don’t think you will seem desperate (although I have similar feelings myself!) If you keep your own personal balance and connectedness in sight throughout the process and beyond, then you WILL find joy and you WILL reach your end goal… whether it happens by the age 30 or not. Keep up the good work!

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