Wednesday, August 7, 2013
IWSG for August
It's time for another installment of IWSG! Hosted, as always, by our own Ninja Captain Alex and co-hosted this month by the awesome M. Pax, Karen Walker, and Melissa Maygrove. Please take a moment to thank all of them for their hard work. (And if you're unfamiliar with IWSG, click on the pic above to sign up/learn more and check out the link at the bottom to stop by all the fantastic bloggers participating.)
My insecurities this this month all hinge on one undeniably infuriating fact: there simply aren't enough hours in the day. Anyone feeling this way right now? You must be. Because I know for a fact that the bulk of you, like me, have pretty busy lives outside of your writing. You're also working full time jobs, a lot of you are caring for children who are still off from school, many of you have other commitments that you regularly engage in in your communities (either online or IRL) and you're trying to squeeze in the time to write that next flash fiction piece or finish that book review or get the dang post up on the web before you head out to work.
I myself am struggling with the fact that as much as I still need to be writing everyday there's something else right now that's taking precedence: job searching. At this very moment I'm trying to get this post finished and up on the web so that I can use the remainder of my half hour before I have to leave for work to submit a resume and cover letter. Every time I sit down at my computer I'm a bit torn because, as always, I need to write (and visit all my other blogger buddies because where would I be without them?) but there's also a whole bunch of applications yet to be completed...
Not to mention that I'm so woefully behind on my reading list that I blush a little bit in embarrassment every time another book review pops up. (And we all know that you can't be a better writer without reading A LOT. So Yeah.)
I've seen other people post about the lack of useable time in the past and I've felt for them because even when I'm doing a little better with time management I'm still just scrounging up small snippets of time here and there. But now I'm the one finding myself so strapped for spare minutes that I figured I'd put the call out to the community.
What do you all do to squeeze in everything that needs to get done in a day? Is there a simple system that helps you stay sane? I'm open to any and all feedback you may have.
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