Friday, 5 August 2016

Writer, care for thyself

I’ve been thinking about self-care for writers a lot lately.

A photograph of papers spilling off the printer and across the floor.
Life. Sometimes it's like this.
A friend has recently left her job to write full-time, and this triggered a discussion among some of us who’ve made that transition, either temporarily or permanently, about what to do and what not to do.

And I realised during an interview with IH Laking for his blog, when he asked me about tips for moving into writing full-time after a career in another field, that I fall firmly into the 'learn from my mistakes' camp. In hindsight, I tried to do too much too soon and it contributed to an episode of depression.