But the panic of having to then write up the post, albeit it quite late, struck me as something writers have to contend with. Whether they're full time, part time, or just do it
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Or is that just me?
In any case, just as they frustrate you with distractions, they'll often also then constantly pester you with questions: "So, when's your next book coming out? Why aren't you done already? How long does it take to write a book? Surely you're done now?"
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The point of this post is this: if you have someone in your family, or a friend who is a writer, then please, don't expect them to always be happy for a surprise visit. Especially for a full time writer. Our days aren't spent in front of the TV or on Facebook all day (alright, a lot of us do keep Facebook on while we write, but sometimes the option of a distraction without the actual distraction is all someone needs to be productive), our time is just as important as someone who has full time employment. So please, be courteous and call to arrange a time to visit, and don't take offense if we say we are busy. Odds are, we might just be writing the next hit that will gain cult following!