This week, I was excited and grateful to be a guest vlogger on one of my favorite YouTube channels, the YA WordNerds. This group of ladies posts videos every day of the week about YA books and writing, and on Sundays, they host a live chat. When they asked if I would guest vlog, I immediately agreed. Yet, when I began thinking about everything that this task would require of me, I started to get a little nervous. The excitement didn’t fade, but I began to realize just how important it is to be asked to guest vlog on someone else’s channel. Here are the things that I kept in mind while I was working on my first ever guest vlog.
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Many writers have been given the advice of “keep your day job”. Additionally, writers often start writing at a young age, when school is still a priority. And aside from this, there are friends, family, and homes to tend to. In short, writers are rarely just writers. This means that as much as we want to make writing our first priority, there are times we just can’t. It’s not reasonable for us to blow off our academic or professional responsibilities. And in times when these things are at their most demanding, writing falls by the wayside. My latest experience with this occurred during this semester’s round of finals. One of the biggest challenges I’ve experienced as a writer is getting back into writing after taking a leave of absence. So today I want to take a look at some tactics I use to get back to writing after having to take some time off.