Status: Drafting the fourth book in the PERILOUS series!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Taking back naptime

Lately I've felt like time got away from me. My day starts around 5:30am with online teaching, followed by school prep, then it's care for teeny kiddos all day long until school ends, at which point my day is over and dinner and evening prep begin.

By the time kids are in bed and house is cleaned, we're looking at 9pm. Which means I get about between 1-2 hours of private time, which I can use to a) meditate b) watch movies w/ hubby c) write or d) a combination of the above. It's usually a combination. I get as much done as I can before exhaustion sweeps in and rushes me away.

Well, it's just not enough time. I haven't tried to get any writing time in. I've spent time with my children, gotten house projects done, and not stressed about my books. That is, until a few weeks went by and I hadn't even finished CHAPTER ONE OF MY SECOND BOOK in my trilogy. And then I realized I hadn't finished revisions to book one. And then my editor emailed me asking for a copy to my sequel to Perilous, and I realized we're about to start edits.

I need another hour in the day for writing. So, I'm stealing it from naptime. Usually during naptime, I'm, well, napping. But this use to be prime time for me to write, and I need it again. I'll get my blogging done in the early AM and be done with it. We must do all possible to be home by noon so my kids can be sleeping by 1pm. Then I'm turning my internet off (huge goal!) and writing for an hour. And then, if my evenings are too busy, I will know I got something accomplished.

I feel much better about things when I take control of my life and schedule.


Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

That's a great photo. I've fallen asleep at the kitchen table. Do your best. You aren't superwoman. Sometimes, we need to ask for help, too. Hope you can reach your goals.

Stacy Henrie said...

Sounds like a good plan - I write during naptime too. I think at different times/seasons in life you have to try different ways of fitting things in.

Hillary said...

Go Tamara! That's awesome! Good luck!

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