Dec 032012

Simon Rose concludes his take overs with Part 3. Enjoy.

I do a lot of my creative work at night, but these days also try to get more writing completed during the daylight hours. However, if you’re actively involved with author visits to schools, full days conducting workshops with children and doing presentations over the course of a week can be exhausting. Consequently, I often do very little creative work once I get home if I have been busy with work at schools. At these times, my writing work schedule at home seems to be restricted to responding to e mails, attending to blogs, answering inquires from teachers and engaging in various aspects of promotional work. During busy periods, very little creative work gets done. If you have a full time job during the week, your only option is to create your masterpiece at night or over the weekend. Yet this process has to be finely balanced with allowing time for your family. Often, spouses and other family members can be incredibly supportive of your burning desire to break into print, but they can also soon begin to feel neglected if the writing project starts to take over your life. Develop not only a schedule, setting time aside in the evening or weekend to attend to your writing, but also have a firm starting time and especially a finish time, no matter how involved in the creative process you are. Always remember to be respectful of the people in your life who are supporting your efforts and allowing you the precious time to pursue your dream.

Simon Rose is the author of The Alchemist’s Portrait, The Sorcerer’s Letterbox, The Clone Conspiracy, The Emerald Curse, The Heretic’s Tomb, The Doomsday Mask and The Time Camera, plus many non-fiction books for children. Visit his website at or his blog at

Thanks again, Simon for writing. All the best in your continued success!

And thank you for reading!

Sarah Butland author of Sending You Sammy, Brain Tales – Volume One and Arm Farm

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