How To Juggle Writing and Working A Full-Time Job

Making Writing Your Priority

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Here Are Some Tips to Juggle Your Primary Job and Writing

  1. Make Writing A Priority

You need to decide what’s important to you when it comes to your life. For me, it’s family first, my main occupation, then writing. Until I’m able to become a writer full-time, this is the order of priority. Some day I hope to place writing second. The interesting thing is I’m so excited about writing that I think about it way more than my main occupation. I’m much more intrigued about the potential to make writing a full-time career. That’s the future I’m pushing towards.

I have a full-time job. I work 40 hours per week and make a solid living working. I’m fortunate to be in a position where I get a little bit of downtime throughout the day to focus on writing. In my spare time, I’m either writing on Medium or focusing on my thriller novel.

2. Set Aside Time To Write Every Single Day

You just have to put it somewhere in your schedule. It can be any time and anywhere. You need to make it part of your routine. Like anything else, it requires consistency. Eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner is part of your routine. Sleeping is part of your routine, maybe exercising. Now it needs to be writing. Once you do that, it will become easier to get it done every day.

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3. Decide How Important Your Full-Time Job Is

For me, it’s extremely important. It provides my family and kids a nice middle-class life. Am I happy to be in my current position? You bet. Do I want to do it forever? No.

Would I like to write full-time in the future? Yes. It keeps me motivated knowing there is enormous potential to make this a full-time career. I’ve already mastered my current job and I like the idea of improving upon my passion, which is writing.

4. Figure Out Your Writing Niche

What are you good at when it comes to writing? What are you passionate about? Whatever it is, that’s what you should be writing about. Decide on what you’re interested in and this will make your writing better. Then practice over and over again until your writing improves. What do you enjoy reading? If you’re writing a novel, read plenty of books in the same genre while you’re writing to improve upon your craft.

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Follow these tips above to help balance out your life and writing.

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