Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Going to school takes a lot of time. Working takes a lot of time. Raising three children, managing a home, and being a wife takes a lot of time. Doing all of those things at the same time, well there isn't a lot of time left for anything else. I would love to be super organized and have cute chore charts for my kids, themed lunches, and arts and crafts time for them everyday. I would love to have a spotless house where I never had to worry who was knocking on the front door because I wouldn't be embarrassed to invite anyone in. I would love to get up at five everyday and start my morning off with a refreshing workout and a healthy breakfast. And I would love to write four or five hours a day and get all the thoughts that clammer around in my mind, out on paper. But let's face it. None of those things are going to happen. So I need to get better at juggling. I have a lot on my plate right now, and although the end is in sight (I graduate in December), it is still a ways off, so I will not do more than I can. Which means I need to be more realistic about my writing goals (its easy to tell myself I can't deep clean every room of the house everyday) but telling I have to be realistic about writing is hard, because I want to write. Besides being a mom and wife, it is all I want to do. But I have other obligations, and so my goals need to be tapered off. Luckily I have an awesome writing group, that keeps me in line. They tell me when my goals are too outrageous, and help me shoot for something I can do. This week it is to send one query and write 30 minute a day, plus blog once a week. I've sent my query. Here is my blog, so that just leaves the writing time. I didn't do anything yesterday. No really, I stayed in my PJ's all day and watched supernatural and made a cake. I should have written, but to be honest, I really needed that do nothing sort of day. So I will start today, and get my writing in. Hopefully next week I will be able to report that the new book is coming along. Until then, Happy Writing!