Last week I wrote that I wanted to share the challenges of writing fantasy fiction.
This week I'm finding the biggest challenge to be my work here at school. I guess that shouldn't be a surprise.
I'm administering two midterms this week. I'm normally not a huge fan of the in-class exam (nor are my students), but I do like devising tricky questions. And that's what's keeping me from the creative writing work.
I think I have to start keeping one of those crazy creative-person schedules where I get up extra early for my labor of love, and then spend the rest of the day here at school. I do enjoy the teaching, but if you've ever corrected 56 midterms, then you know why I hesitate to call it a labor of love.
Anyway, my question for people reading this today is as follows: How do you maintain a balance between 'the work you have to do in order to keep money in the bank' and 'the work you have to do to stay sane?'
Oh, and Brad, you are incorrect about BSG. Start over and try harder this time.