|Today's to-do list|
and Sunflower Priestess
To Do list:
1. Unpack C's Room
2. Finish collage
3. Pack to mail bday pressies
6. WRITE! non-stop 3 hours
Finish part one
Time: As a writer, it seems like when I am the busiest, I am the most inspired. Of course, I don't seem to have time to write then. Ugh. The irony! Life inspires us. How do we make time for all of it?
Just today, nearly everything on my to-do list, like laundry and cooking and unpacking my son's books (we just put a new floor down in his room), went undone. There's always tomorrow...
But the one thing that I did accomplish was rewriting/revising part one of my novel ms. and starting in on part two. When I looked at my to-do list at six o'clock, trying to decide what I was going to make for dinner--as time had once again escaped me--I realized that I'd accomplished quite a bit and that we'd be eating something microwaved, but oh well, I can't do everything!
Tomorrow, I'll get the laundry done. Tomorrow, I'll unpack the books and make a nice dinner (or order pizza).
|manuscript and wrapping|
Because I have trouble concentrating when I have too many things to do, I will frequently cop a squat at a coffee shop or library. If I need to get a lot of writing done, I'll book an inexpensive hotel room and work overnight. If I were closer to a writer's retreat, I'd go to one. I had the opportunity to go to a lovely one when I lived in Virginia: The Porches. I highly recommend it: beautiful, peaceful and inspiring. Right now, my son is very young, and I don't like being away from him or my husband, so I fit things together. Rather, things are piled on top of each other--as in the picture above. Time is on your side! If I can make time, you can make it! Big Love to You and Yours.
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