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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Time Management

The key to juggling a life and a writing career is time management... or so I've heard. I am still struggling to find that balance between writing, two full-time jobs and a full-time class schedule. Yes, I know. I'm insane for taking so much on. But then is it really so much when you think about people who have children and are still writing multiple 100k novels a years, working a full-time day job and still spending quality time with their children?

I can't whine about being stressed and pressed for time. Why not you ask? Well, because I did it to myself. I keep saying yes, when I really should say "I'm sorry I don't have time for that" or "No, I'm not going to take that class this semester because that means I will be running around from 5:30am to 11:00pm four days a week."

So when do I get anytime to squeeze in writing? Well, my car ride to work most days is 40 minutes one way. So I've learned to write at stop lights when there are any, and to use the voice notes function on my phone. I swear I'm going to get adventurous and start using the voice recognition software on my laptop to type my story as I drive. But good grief, I can only imagine what ELSE will get added to the story as I rant about crazy drivers and the jerk who just cut me off. :)

What are your tips for time management and juggling crazy schedules? I'd love to hear them.

1 comment:

Erin Sinclair said...


You must live in Pahrump! :-D

Doing an hour to hour and half myself of travel time 5 days a week...I can so relate to your busy lament.

The dream is worth it though, I think!


Erin Sinclair
"For love that's out of this world!"

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