When you’re in the throes of writing a novel, it’s tempting to block life out. It’s time-consuming, you’re often lost in your own head, and you’re trying to live out your dream. But it doesn’t work to withdraw from life.
As part of Camp NaNoWriMo I wrote a guest post about the importance of living to the writer. Not least of which because you need to learn from real life, but also because you have to keep cultivating the relationships that give life meaning.
Art: Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste Renoir