Thursday, May 20, 2010

WIP: No Progress

Man, between the online writing, the household chores, dealing with the spousal unit and ferrying the child units around looking after my family, I am just betwixt and between and feel as if I've got no time to sit down and make some notes.  I get a few ideas now and then but don't scribble them down.  How do the rest of you with families and jobs make time for writing?  It's killing me.

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  1. I love writing and my passion drives me. I make the time. I want publication.

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  2. I feel your pain! The weeks keep getting crazier and busier...come on, summer break. Get here, already!! (*deep breath...just one more day...*)

    Hang in there :)

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  3. Writing? Who does that anymore? I just send query letters and occasionally blog.

    (Seriously though, if nice agent lady got back to you with a list of things to do, you'd find the time to do them. Try to treat your new ideas with the same sense of urgency.)

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  4. For most of 2009, I got up at 4:45 am to write. I don't think I need to point out how very much that sucked.

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  5. Man, I am so full of excuses. I haven't done any work on ms because I started school (and half my time is spent trying to write like a journalist), I am in the process of taking down Oprah's Empire, and I am writing articles as well. I wonder if I lack the drive/motivation to actually do this at times. Meh.

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  6. Lately, I don't make time either. And the baby isn't even here yet! Eek.

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  7. Travener- I have 7 agents reviewing my manuscript right now. Can you believe that? I had 8 but then one rejected me the other day. So now it's back to seven.

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  8. Well I don't have small children but I have two jobs. I don't watch tv anymore and hubby has picked up a lot of the slack, cooking and dishes and grocery shopping which gives me a little time for writing. One thing I have noticed, I don't read as much as I used to and that is a very bad thing.

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  9. Jenny - that's way cool awesome rad!

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  10. I hear that. I write while a nanny is watching my kids two days a week. I blog at night. I don't allow myself to blog during nanny hours, so it doesn't infringe upon my writing time. I think it's important to separate the two, or the blogging/online stuff (Twitter, etc) will take over your life. It's tough, though. Sometimes I need those nanny hours to get other things done - doc appointments and grocery shopping and making dinner. Every now and then the whole system breaks down. I've had three colds this month, for example.

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