Friday, August 17, 2012

Finding Time To Write

You all know I’ve been going through some storms, lost my mother last year, my sister in July and my cousin this month. It’s been rough but I’ve been trying to deal with my grief and not let it consume me.

Finding the time to write when you’re in a funk is not easy. I’m not a morning person however I’ve been getting up an hour before work to work on my SORMAG stuff. It actually worked out well for me because no kids means silence. I can get what I need done quickly and then be ready for work. I usually write for two hours in the evening then go to bed.

That has all changed because school is back in. This year I have a high schooler, a seventh grader and a kindergartner. My hour earlier goes to my high schooler because she has to be at the bus stop by 6. I’ve been trying getting up at 5 to do what I need to do and it’s been crazy because she’s up and asking questions, wanting breakfast and I’m not being very productive.

I’m getting the SORMAG stuff done, but my writing is suffering. Getting up this early means I’m exhausted doing all my mother things after work. By nine my mind is fried. I’m not writing. All I want to do is crawl in the bed and not move.

I have to figure out something because I can’t finish revising this story is my mind is fried. I plan on working this weekend to get some writing done. I try not to write on the weekend because those are my free days to hang with the family and do my chores.

However I see I’m going to have to sacrifice that time and my sleep if I want to complete the revision and meet my September deadline.

Writing and real life can be tough at times. Sometime you have to make sacrifices but I do believe in the end it will be worth it to see my name on the book cover.

How do you make time to write when life is pulling you all over?

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