When we have a passion, it is easy to become consumed by it. But it is important to make sure that we don’t ignore the other experiences that life has to offer. For example, if you are a writer, don’t literally spend all of your time writing. “Some advice I would give to other writers is find something else that you do,” Lisa Moore Ramée tells So Booking Cool in Part 2 of our interview.
“It doesn’t have to be a full-time job, but have something else that you do that has nothing to do with writing because I think having tons of writing can be really frustrating, you can be blocked…the words are coming out but they’re wrong and they’re not working. And you sometimes just need to be able to pause and go to something else.”
The Writing Cooperative further supports this point. As a writer, one needs time to rest, read widely, study writers/writing, interact with people, etc.
Check out part two of our conversation with Ramée (click here for part 1) who discusses her upcoming novel, which explores the topic of whether prominent people should be held accountable for controversial comments they’ve made in the past. She also reflects on what motivated her to get A Good Kind of Trouble published for more than two decades, as well as the important nugget of wisdom she learned from another author. For more information, visit Ramée’s official website.