As a writer, it is important that you balance your schedule and workload, but also your writing. When writing a piece, consider how everything works together: characters, plot, age issues, environment, secondary story lines … All should balance well together to keep your reader’s attention. My sister is a tough reader; if at some point in a book, something just doesn’t make sense or doesn’t feel like it belongs to the story, she will stop reading, close the book and never go back to it. I have met myself such reads, unlike her, I have forced myself to finish the book, but at the end, wished I hadn’t – my sister was right.
So balance your act (writing) and keep your readers doing what they love to do: read – they will come back for more.