Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Writing takes up a lot of time

In case you didn't know.
Writing takes up a lot of time.
I love the fake Buddhist quote "The trouble is, you think you have time."
I say fake because the Buddha never actually said that but it is always credited to him.
Anyway sorry.
I love this quote because....it is true.
We do think we have time.
Or at least I think I have time.
I think I have time to work my full time job that actually requires me to be on call 7 days a week. 24 hours a day. 365 days a year. The price you pay for working for a hotel.
Time to be a good parent who is available at a minutes notice to answer any and all questions. Fix any problems at any time day or night. Being the mother of a college age child means those calls usually come at 2 am because she forgets that I actually don't function on the same hours as she does. The calls are usually very important like "Did you know the Butterbeer they make in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is just cream soda and butter extract?" or "Can you send me the tracking number for that thing you sent me because I want to know when I will get it?"  
Christopher generally saves his problems/questions for that moment when I just get to sit down.
Time to read
Time to write

I am sure you have all felt the pressure of trying to find this time.
This summer has been especially busy for me.
With Amber off in Disney
and Christopher being a gypsy.....he has had more vacations with various members of my family then anyone should be allowed. He has been down the shore, up the mountains, up to the lake and back to the mountains again.
You would think that with two absent children I would have more time but it just doesn't work that way.
I am terrible with time management.
So trying to set any kind of schedule is impossible.

So here I am completely lost.
Wondering where the hell the summer has gone.
Before I know it fall will be here and every goal I have set will be out the window.

Does anyone out there have any time management advise that they would like to impart to a fellow time thief?

I am reading: I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of Jennifer Hillier's Freak......and I am loving it!  


Marie Kl├ęber said...

Time management is not my best quality, I can't help you much Jennifer!
I know it seems days and weeks are flying and nothing gets done. I am the same but I had accepted it by now and I don't force myself.
What did get done, good. The rest will wait.
Take care.

Andrew Leon said...

Sorry, no help on the time front. I'm still working on that one myself.
I've been sort of assuming that your daughter is at Disney World, but I guess I should have asked. I just got back from Disneyland, so I will kick myself if that's where she was. Tell me it's not.

And I responded to your comment, but so you don't have to look over there:

It's only on the Kindle because of the KDP Select program, but the Kindle app is a free download. The whole book will be on both platforms.

Jennifer said...

Andrew - Yes Disney World not Disney land. Ok I will do that then. I look forward to reading it. The cover art is awesome.

Andrew Leon said...

Part 2 will be available the 13th.

Deborah said...

I know that feeling all too well - where IS the summer disappearing to?! Not that I was intending to write anything (for me that's impossible in June/July/August), but just finding a moment for a blog post has been hard this year. Take heart that a busy person is someone with a full life! All the best.

Unknown said...

Lol, I am not much help with that... there is never enough time!
What were your summer goals? I was hoping to have draft 2 by my bday, Sept, but I am still in prologue and chptr 1 :)
Which I will send you soon, that is a realistic goal :) I think

Muriel said...

I don't know what the secret to have more time might be. To top it up, I always feel exhausted! Tough to be a mom, I suppose!

Muriel said...

If it is of any help, it is the same over here: where has the time gone? There must be something wrong with me!

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