These 10 rules have helped me live a more satisfied and happier writing life. They were learned the hard way. Juggling writing with working or other full-time responsibilities is often a daily and ongoing struggle of time management and expectations. It can be disappointing and frustrating.

Experience is a great but brutal teacher, yet one that helped me to come to terms with my life, available time, resources, and expectations. Maybe they will help you too.

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