One of the most frequent questions I receive from writers is how to manage it all: how to write, market and promote, stay on top of new technology and tools, and still have time for a life.
How is it possible to be active on several social media sites and still have time to explore a new one?
How can you learn a technology when it’s just going to change again in 6 or 12 months?
How can your focus on producing a quality work while also building a quality platform?
These are tough questions.
I had the opportunity to interview David Houle—a futurist who has spoken at publishing industry events—about the tension that emerges when living in an age of information abundance and technological change, and how it challenges creativity, particularly as it pertains to writing and publishing.
I think you’ll enjoy the conversation; you can find it at VQR.
In the comments below, I invite you to share tips, philosophies, or favorite tools that help keep you sane and productive during an age when nothing seems to stay the same for long. (You can see my tips here: The Secret to Finding the Time to Write, Promote, Market, Promote, and Still Have a Life.)
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