It's hard to be a demi-god, I'm not going to lie. People expect so much from you. They expect me to look pretty and make thunder and save the world, even when all I want to do is down a few tankards of coffee and chug out some papers of my novel. I mean really, can't I get a break?
But I still make the whole writing thing work. I have to because I love it.
If you're in a similar dilemma, trying to find time to write when you're a demi-god (or a human), here are some things to remember:
- A dirty bedroom or house is nothing to be ashamed of. (My adopted brother's house is worse, trust me.)
- If friends get angry with you for never going out with them,
smash them with a hammerapologize in your book acknowledgements. (Sorry, Loki grabbed the keyboard for a second there.)
- There are ingenious technologies that allow you to jot down story ideas on the go, while you're out saving the world. For example, the texting tool on a cell phone or a voice recorder. I'm slowly learning how to use them, and if I can learn, so can you.
- Twitter reminds me of coffee. It's so amazing you'll want to drink more and more of it -- er, spend more and more time on it once you start, so be wary of that.
- Coffee can be breakfast, lunch, dinner, or midnight snack.
That's all I can think of for now. Do you have any tips for me?