Ah yes. The delicate balance. Real vs imaginary vs virtual.
Of course, real people should come first, right?
Followed by the imaginary people (these are the people that inhabit your stories, your brain, your soul...they give life to your writing....you can't ignore them.)
And last but not least, the virtual people....those out in cyberspace.
Seriously, but I don't see how some writers do it. I mean, don't get me wrong. I love my blog friends, but how can a person really balance the real, the imaginary and the virtual effectively? I struggle with real vs imaginary all the time (Come on, girls, keep it down in there, Mommy is writing), but the addition of the virtual piece....wha? how? I'm barely hanging on here with my little blog, trying to connect twice a week. It's not a chore, mind you, and I love reading other writers' blogs, but there is no way that I can comment as much as I'd like to. I mean, I can only JUST manage to post my own thoughts twice a week. How do folks manage with facebook and twitter as well?
And I know I am not the only one who works a full time job in addition to being a writer. There are others of you out there, I am certain.
But I fear that my real and imaginary worlds would suffer if I let the virtual world have a bigger piece of me. Again, how do folks manage to do it?