Friday, June 20, 2014

Artistic Balance

Obviously, this week has been all about Denver Comic Con because we had a blast, got to talk to some fantastic people, and both Michelle and Giles experienced their first fan convention ever. It was a pretty mind-blowing weekend.

Several of the authors we interviewed talked about having to pick and choose which conventions and events they went to in order to still be able to write and produce their art. That got me thinking about balancing writing with the rest of life, especially when opportunities like DCC come along, followed closely by a head cold (ew).

Most people say that, to be a writer, you have to write every day no matter what. I can definitely see the merit in that, but I'm also a strong advocate for living life to its fullest. How else are you going to get any good ideas for stories?

It's an interesting balance we artists have to find, I think, and I'm definitely not there yet. But I think some of the folks we talked to at Comic Con have found their balance between interacting with their fans, getting stuff written, and still managing to explore and enjoy the rest of the world.

Then again, they don't tend to sleep, either. Maybe that's where I'm going wrong.

How do you balance artistic pursuits with the rest of your life? I'm looking for tips here, people!

Emily is still recovering from Denver Comic Con, but she wouldn't have it any other way. She's typically pretty bad at balancing things, and winds up doing entirely too much. But she's working on it.

Find her at and on Twitter (sometimes) @emilyksinger

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