It’s pretty sad when you have to schedule time to write. But I am, it is the only way I will stay sane.
The house we moved to is bigger, which in one way is good, but in others, it definitely isn’t. It means more cleaning, more time spent doing tasks that I didn’t have to worry about before – on the plus side, no more mopping the entire house! This house has carpets, but it still means vacuuming, and three times a week according to the schedule.
So, I scheduled my jobs into my day. Pretty sad, yes. But if it means I can get my jobs done in the morning, then the afternoon is mine to do with as I see fit, visit friends, critique stories, WRITE MY OWN!
I have been doing this for three days now, not counting the weekend. Wednesday I split up all the jobs I do around the house (dusting, vacuuming, cleaning, (dishes and laundry are done everyday anyway, so they aren’t really factored in), are all divided up between Monday and Friday.
Thursday was my first day – the schedule works! I got most of the jobs done, plus some extra’s (including cleaning the entire kitchen which hadn’t been done since BEFORE we moved in…) and Friday’s work as well (I’ll explain later) and then Thursday afternoon, I sat down with my own story and edited it, putting some of it into the computer. Two hours where I got to do things I wanted to do.
Friday, my son had athletics day at school, and seeing as it is his first year, and he is my only son – I attended with Nanna and Poppa and had a ball.
Saturday and Sunday, we went camping, but I took the editing with me and I actually got some done while camping (yahoo!)
Monday and guess what, I have completed my Monday list of jobs and I am sitting here writing my blog! I am so loving this! This afternoon, what I edited will be put into the computer and I will be another chapter closer to finishing this round of editing. I am actually starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel (and NO, it isn’t an on coming train!)