Kait’s question of the day over at the ROW80 Check-in:
Do you have any secrets to share for how you manage to juggle writing and life stuff?
My first thoughts were “less sleep” and “no TV.” But it isn’t as simple as that.
I wrote a post a while back called, Is Your Blog Eating You Alive, where I shared most of my time-saving secrets about how I juggle work, family, writing and everything else. Maybe a few of them will be helpful to you.
To me, writing is like having kids: There will never be enough time or enough money. You just do it anyway.
I have many refrigerator magnets, which is kind of funny because our current refrigerator is stainless steel so I can’t use them. One of my favorites says:
Life is what happens while you’re making other plans.
That’s what I love about ROW80. I can keep pushing toward that magic “Write To Done” mark, shouting encouragement to my other Team ROW80 peeps along the way, and in the meantime my life can continue. There is some peace to be found in that, at least for me.
There is also a Write To Done website if you want some really great articles on writing. Learning and feeding the well is part of the process.
ROW 80 Goal Update:
I might not have checked in today if not for the great example of my teammates. Plus, Kait’s question above demanded a response. I’m in the work and baby part of my week so I don’t have a ton to report – I’ve kept up on blogging and have walked about 2 miles since we last spoke on Sunday.
Probably the most interesting thing to happen this week on the writing front is that I posted Round 2 of my series on Using Dirty Fighting in Your Writing. Then today, in an unbelievable karmic twist, I saw the amazing James Scott Bell’s post on Writer Unboxed about the same topic, which he called Dialogue As Weapon.
My inner JSB Fangirl started doing a booty shake worthy of Soul Train. I had a brief second of wonder: Is the fantastic James Scott Bell channeling his Inner Cowbell???
Slowly, logic and sanity returned and I thought about it. I kinda doubt that JSB has discovered my fledgling blog. No, I think the Universe is giving me a shout-out I need to pay attention to. I’ve just got to figure out the memo…
How is your week going? Are you getting any messages from the universe demanding your attention?