This is not going to be a funny post. I'm just warning you.
My book deadline is bearing down on me, while at the same time, my day job is beyond crazy.
I'm kind of screwed. At night, I try to write for at least an hour a night, but then I feel guilty because I'm not doing "work" work. But when I do work, I feel guilty for not writing.
On top of that, I feel like I'm neglecting my husband and son because I'm so tightly wound up by stress. (Thanks to the joys of email and the Blackberry, I was almost in tears by 8:30a.m. this morning.) I've started having sharp stomach pains occasionally after I eat.
Please don't tell me to exercise, meditate or do yoga. I miss doing all those things. But there's not a spare moment in the day. That I could give up without feeling guilty, that is.
How do other writers handle it, this juggling act, this guilt?
Full disclosure: This blog post was originally published on January 15, 2009, on my personal blog, The Mind Reels.
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