Creating balance

As a writer, it is important that you balance your schedule and workload, but also your writing.  When writing a piece, consider how everything works together:  characters, plot, age issues, environment, secondary story lines …  All should balance well together to keep your reader’s attention.  My sister is a tough reader; if at some point in a book, something just doesn’t make sense or doesn’t feel like it belongs to the story, she will stop reading, close the book and never go back to it.  I have met myself such reads, unlike her, I have forced myself to finish the book, but at the end, wished I hadn’t – my sister was right.

So balance your act (writing) and keep your readers doing what they love to do:  read – they will come back for more.