The Art of Balancing Writing and a Full Time Job


  1. Patricia Stoltey
    Patricia Stoltey September 2, 2013 at 8:30 am .

    Thanks for telling this story, Mike. It’s an inspiration to writers at every stage of their careers.

  2. Julie Luek
    Julie Luek September 2, 2013 at 10:05 am .

    I LOVE when writers share these stories; it encourages me so much. I decided to pursue this dream in my late 40s. Now as I turn 49, I wonder if I started too late to really make this work. I start to panic, but then I meet people like you and Pat who encourage me that it’s never to late to find and follow a dream. Thank you!

  3. Mike Befeler
    Mike Befeler September 2, 2013 at 12:12 pm .


    never too late to start nor to keep writing. Herman Wouk published his latest
    novel, The Lawgiver, in 2012 at the age of 97.

    Mike Befeler

  4. W. J. Howard
    W. J. Howard September 2, 2013 at 12:56 pm .

    Setting a routine is so key. For me it’s walk the dogs, make a second cup of coffee, then write my 3+ pages . . . every day. You’d think the routine would get boring, but it’s like running. If I miss a day I get cranky.

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