Writing a novel is tough. There, I've said the age old mantra. The fateful words that eventually leave anyone who is penning their first draft, or revising for the tenth time, or banging their head against the wall over query letters and synopsis work. It's a full time job without a whole lot of pay, and consumes your time like a hungry monster, eager for the next words you put down.
College is, by comparison, also tough. Sometimes tougher then writing, depending on your opinion. The pressing hours, study binges, and social networking can be as dizzying as they are enjoyable. School has a tendency to become one's job, and that doesn't account for your time if you have an actual job to attend as well.
So, that all being said, it sounds outright impossible to do both, right?
And yet I have still gone for it.
A summer before I started my first semester, I decided to sit down and finish penning for first novel, Chimehour. Because it was time; because I would write, no matter what got in my path. Two years and two books later, I'm still going strong; always busy, and usually happy, but going strong.
Here's a few tips on how I did it, and how you can too!
Are you a college student and writing? What are your experiences? What have you done you to keep up your work?
Caitlin Jones is an author, film editor, and lover of all things Victorian and fantastic. Please check in for information on her upcoming series.