Crafting a schedule that works has been a challenge that I have yet to conquer.
I wake up at six every morning and zombie my way to the percolator and think of the Gilmore Girls episode when Lorelei says “Coffee, Coffee, in an IV”, not an exact quote but the many is clear. But that is how I feel just about everyday.
I wonder how other people manage as a wave of exasperation rises up and threatens to defeat me before I have even started my day.
I think about all the writing projects I have begun and need to work on in between doctor appointments, running kids to school and jobs, plus keeping the house, yard, pool, car, garage, and pets all cleaned up, fed, and tended to.
And writing is not just a nice little hobby anymore for me, that I can set on the back burner of my life. I would like to create a part-time freelance career from home so that I can still be at home for my family, earn an income and do what I enjoy. It sounds so easy, doesn’t it?
This morning I was skimming a writing magazine and an article caught my attention, and basically it is describing the idea of splitting work into chunk’s of time. I wish I had big chunks of time in my day but I don’t so I thought even if it were thirty, twenty, etc minutes of time at least I would be getting more done.
Write on creative fiction (novel) 15 min
Freelance writing (article Idea’s) 15 min
Edit (finished Novel) 15 min
Research and Business (15 min)
Honestly I am not sure if this is a workable plan for me, but there has to be away to get more done in the time I have.
What works one day may not be realistic on another day, this has also been a dilemma for me.
I know I have read how the writer will get up an hour or two earlier, or stay up later but I feel like I’m running on empty already.
What time management advice would you give to someone?