Writing and the day job -- It's enough to make your hair curl
"Standing there at my car, the cop's lips twitched. He was trying not to laugh. At me. Once again, I was driving to work with a head full of large, blue hair curlers ... " So goes my recent post at Women Writers. Women Books. Actually, the piece is not really about hair curlers or human vanity. Instead, it's about the realities of balancing our day job lives with our need to write. It's about making the monthly bills as we also make art. It's about making trade offs--sacrificing one daily treat for the bigger payout: writing time.
When I left my writing attic to go get me a job, I gave up the morning hair primp.
How about you? What have you given up or traded for more personal or creative time in your life?