It also helps a lot when talking to other people about eGullet. When I mention that I hang out on a food-related Internet site, I get that slightly pitying look reserved for the socially inept. The complete Star Trek video collection and Dr. Who t-shirt are simply assumed.
However, when they know who some of the regulars are the mood quicky shifts, and I can usually get them to come take a look. A little shameless name dropping can be a good thing.
To the heart of the matter. I've recently gone back to writing full time after a lengthy stint in the marketing/advertising world. Why? A chronic fear of making money, I suspect. That and my wife is willing to put up with it for the time being. Good enough for me.
I know you work at home. Have you developed any tricks for keeping focused throughout the day? Do you have a set routine? Structured writing times? A way to deal with the guilt associated with the completely necessary but hard to explain staring-out-the-window time? A good excuse for not having brushed your teeth by 11:00?
Edited by Chad, 15 October 2003 - 09:44 AM.