Everything Else Comes First, Before I Write

Yes, I know. That title contradicts every single piece of writing advice I have ever been given, or heard. In fact, it’s probably the number one advice most give about writing–to put writing first, and do it every day. And perhaps for many that’s what they need–to put writing first, and do it every single day. But I’ve been doing just that for years, and it’s been having a very negative effect on all the other parts of my life.

I need balance. And when I put writing first, I can’t achieve balance, no matter how hard I try (and believe me, I have tried).

So I’m trying something new. I have reprioritized my life and made a new list of how things with happen and it goes something like this…

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My Top 5 Writing Blogs

writing-forward-blogAs a writer, I find that one of the greatest resources available to me is the internet. It’s so much easier to do research nowadays. Instead of making a special trip to the library, I can just hop on the cyber-network and learn what I need within a couple of keystrokes. The internet is also good for something else too… learning writing skills and reaching out to others who share my joy of writing. In that spirit, I am always browsing cyberspace for new outlets in the writing field. In my search, I have come across a few blogs that stand out to me that always seem to have great information and usually inspires me too. So without further ado, here is my top favorite blogs. Continue reading “My Top 5 Writing Blogs”