"There's an assumption that because I'm an artist, I've got all the time in the world."
— Wanda Koop
If people know you are an artist, writer or musician, they don't think you work. They assume they can stop by anytime and you will drop what ever you are doing so you can entertain them. They believe you should have no problem serving on various committees because you have time on your hands. What they don't understand is that creative work is also mental work. Even if you are not physically working, you mind is working overtime. As creative leaders we need to learn to say no. Don't allow others to steal time away from your work. Stand strong and firm even if they beg.
Here is an interview with Wanda Koop.