Writing is an incredible job for me, but it is not like that for all. I am sharing my story about managing the social life being a writer. My favorite “trick” is to stop writing at a point where I know that I can pick up easily the next day. I’ll stop in mid-paragraph, often in mid-sentence.
It makes getting out of bed so much easier because I know that all I’ll have to do to be productive is complete the sentence.
When I stop writing, I need an escape—something that takes me out of the work and wholly into another realm. My main diversion is tennis, though I also find cooking to be very helpful. Something about chopping onions is very restorative. Dogs are helpful, too. They force you to go outside and confront the weather, although my dog did once eat a 19th-century edition of a British physicist’s autobiography.