Today's post on Newbie's Guide to Publishing is so on the money---of course, the "other job" for me is extremely time-consuming, but it does pay the bills!
Being a writer these days is the career equivalent of ADD.
Years ago, in the days of typewriters (note to newbies: a typewriter was a device like a computer, but without a monitor, memory, or Minesweeper) writers could sit down at their desk and just write. Then, when they finished writing, they could write their next book.
These days, not so much. Temptations and other work-related activities abound for the writer. There are dozens of opportunities to slack-off without even getting out of your chair.
Checking for replies on blogs
Checking for replies to your replies on blogs
Surfing the net
And then there are the other requirements of the job:
Conventions, conferences, and festivals
Library and school talks
And, of course:
Read the rest here.
I get tired just reading the lists! Oh well, now I have to go actually write.