Write for 8 hours on end? Good grief! 4 - tops. I'm not into turning my mind and body over to a muse for half of my consciousness each day. Writers need to be living life in order to write about it. 8 hours of butt in chair every day is not living life, it's avoiding the stories that are developing and evolving all around us.
Stories come from people. 4 hours of being out in the world where people are walking and talking - then 4 hours of butt in chair... Or 4 hours of reading followed by 4 hours of writing.
You can't write about life if you are not living life or reading about life. Find your own personal balance then celebrate that! The words will live there.
Learn more about Therese over at her great blog, Author Marketing 101.
Co-founder of Author Marketing 101 with C. Morgan Kennedy. AM101 is FREE marketing advice and actionable tips for authors. We present workshops and our AM101 Guide & Journal will be published in the fall of 2013! Our 7 Primary Points can be applied to Artists and Small Business owners who are looking to stand out from the crowd in the internet cloud. Change the words that apply to authors and books to your title and product and have fun online.