In most blog tours, a single author appears on a variety of blogs, moving around the Internet and allowing the readers of those blogs get to know the author.

In the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour, the authors stay on their blogs and it's you, the reader, who takes the tour.

Each month, our participating authors from around the world agree to blog on a single topic throughout the month. By following the links in each month's post, you'll discover a whole bunch of new authors in a variety of genres, levels of experience, and styles of writing.

We hope you enjoy the trip and come back each month for a new spin around the globe.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Merry-Go-Round Series: Balancing Writing and All Else

It’s such a coincidence that the Merry-Go-Round’s focus this month is finding balance. My February blog touched on my struggles since starting work and promised to give an update, this seems the perfect opportunity. Finding balance is no easy feat, I must admit. Big grin to all writers achieving this. Continue reading on The Literary Hub

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Life's a balancing act

From the minute we are born, we must learn to divide our time amongst different tasks. The young baby has only a few things to balance: sleep, eat, cry... It is simple and the baby never has a worry because these things settle in well together. That is until they grow and need to learn new things like crawling, feeding themselves, walking and talking. The lesson begins...


This post is based on this month's topic of balancing life and writing.  Tomorrow's stop brings us to G R Colorado at the Literary Hub.  Check it out. 

Please visit Tip-toeing through Metaphors for more of my ramblings and insights.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Balancing the Writing Life

Balancing the writing life means different things to different people. A lot of writers have children to look after, so not only are they trying to balance a day job and family life, but also writing. Truth be known, I have a profound respect for those folks who juggle all of that. Me – I can’t really complain. The writing life has always been easy for me to balance. Long story short — I don’t have children so ever since I was nineteen, if I wasn’t working, reading, or spending time with friends or family, I was writing. Read more...

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Balance: Moderation in All Things?

Can you do it all?  Do you even want to?

Do this.  No, do that.  Momma, I want.  Honey, can you? Meals, dishes, housecleaning, work schedule, laundry, errands, kids, husband (or wife).  However do you find time for creative endeavors, (continue reading here)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Balance in life is like climbing up the Christmas tree with nothing more than your bathing suit on. It is wonderful to go up, but it’s hell to come back down.

I might be young, but there is one lesson in the course called “Balance” that I have already obtained – plans work out only if there is enough sleep. Being one of the folk, who sings with the owls, I consider myself lucky for the extra few hours that I get in the night to work on the stories, but I have also realized how important it is to know yourself so the rest of the world can play with you too.

More on my blog.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Balancing: Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour #12

The balance in life isn't always about time or taking away from other things.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

3 Ways To Balance Life & Writing

The Balancing Act

It’s a pretty sure bet that we all balance our workload with life. Everyone who’s ever “worked for the weekend” is aware of the vicious cycle we’re drawn into when we hold down full-time jobs and still desire to spend time with loved ones. (It’s the American Dream, go figure.)

You slave away for the boss to collect that check. You pay your mortgage or rent and have a little extra to get the oil changed or buy a DVD to watch with the family. Vacations, birthdays, holidays all revolve around work.


Continue reading at In Shadows.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Balancing Act

Photo by Thomas Hawk, used with attribution, cc license

Balance is something I think we all struggle with, whether we write or not.  The very fact that our time in this world is limited means we must make choices and prioritize.

When my children were younger and I had a busy physical therapy practice, and stories bouncing around my head, life felt less like I was juggling and more like I was spinning plates. (An analogy I first heard from one of my work supervisors.)  If you haven't seen plate spinning, it's a pretty amazing feat.  (Read more here. . . )

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

What really matters

Life balance is one of those things that’s supposed to be a goal for any healthy adult: work, family, creativity, spirituality, social life, community activity, et cetera, et cetera. All you need in order to do it all is a good schedule and the will power to stick to it. The assumption is not only that we can have it all, but that we should try to have it all. Read the rest at Cowgirl in New England.

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Challenge Is On: Finding Balance

I think I balance fairly well, but I can do it better. Want to join me in my quest for balance? Can I really do it all? Continue reading here: DMBonanno.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

In the balance

Balance -- a topic near and dear not just to every writer's heart, or anyone who has a day job and a creative pursuit, or any person with a family and a job and interests of her own -- well, okay, that probably includes all of us. Yes, it's time to talk about how I balance everything I have to do: wife, mother, freelance worker, writer, blogger, person . . . If you want to read my ideas on the subject, continue reading on my site.