How Much Time Should You Allow For Acknowledging Comments?

I’ve been at it for the last 6 hours

Klara Jane Holloway
2 min readJan 2, 2022


I feel so honored and privileged when I get a comment on one of my stories. That means someone read it. Right? Or, at least skimmed through it enough to comment.

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When I get a comment I like to comment on that comment. That leads me to read other writers’ stories and then comment on them and it goes around and around as time flies by.

I’m fairly new here so I find reading other writers’ articles and poetry an amazing, enjoyable, activity. I get so immersed.

I want every writer I read to know how I feel about their writing. We all need that. It’s what builds us as a community. So I take the time to comment on what I’ve read.

On the other hand, I want to have time to write, all within a reasonable amount of hours per day. How do you writers ration your time?

I’m up until 3 AM composing something I hope others will want to read. Even though I’m nodding off as I write.

I need to stop this vicious cycle.

I am so honored. I’m getting comments on my stories from some top writers. I just got this advice in my e-mail yesterday:

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut. Stephen King

LOL….Just kidding!!! But what a good quote.

I need advice.

Maybe I’m more cut out to be a reader rather than a writer? Although I have 62 titles in my drafts and still more ideas on paper.

Do I need a crash course on time management? I am positive there are a ton of them out there. I had a job, a big house, a husband, and 4 children, and I did just fine.

I can’t be the only one that has her nose in her laptop all day. Even my cat gets bored watching me. I know someone can advise me on how they manage.

Please send me any tidbits of advice you can and I promise to leave you alone!

Above quote by Stephen King:



Klara Jane Holloway

I write about my experiences in life. Some mundane, some sad, some funny, and hopefully none boring!