Hi all! School is back in session at our house. We start our day early (and trust me, I mean EARLY), and get home late (after school, sports, etc). The night passes in a whirl of activity (homework, dinner, chores), and we retire early to start again the next day (well, at least most of the family does).
Organized chaos. That’s what I call the start of the school year.
There’s only one problem…
With such a busy schedule, when am I going to find time to write? And not just write, but blog and maintain my social presence?
Oh sure, I manage to squeeze in some time during my lunch. But I certainly don’t have the kind of time I do during summer.
The beginning of the school year is always a challenge in terms of balancing it all. I rearrange things to make sure the things MOST important to me get done. That my goals are the priority. I cut out unnecessary time on line, I streamline the things I’m involved in.
But this year – somehow this year seems even more difficult to balance.
This is the first year I have REAL deadlines as a writer – deadlines imposed by someone other than me. And several projects juggling at once. It is exciting. And a bit intimidating.
So, after reading and rereading every blog I could find on balance, I’ve come up with a writing schedule. One that focuses on blogging, social networking and my nonfiction writing during the work week, and my fiction writing Friday through Sunday.
Will it work? I have no idea. But, for now it seems the only way to get everything done, focus on my craft and push closer to my writing goals for this year.
How do you balance everything? Inquirying minds NEED to know.