Now that’s my initial week of daily blogging has passed, It’s obvious I need to find the balance between the writing/blogging/critting/blog hopping/ twitter/email half of my life and the day job, pay-attention-to-the-dogs, house work, sleeping, cooking & shopping half of my life.
You’d think, from the way my dogs are craving my attention, that I’ve been gone for a month. Good Lord, all four of them have started vying for my attention while I’m on the internet computer. Do you have any idea how hard it is to type with four Golden Retrievers trying to climb into your lap? They spill onto the keyboard!
So far I have been doing great on the writing, blogging and critting end of thing. And I suppose I can include the Evil Day Job on this list of things I’ve managed to accomplish every day.
However, my dogs quite obviously feel I haven’t spent nearly enough time with them. My house is a mess. I missed dinner three times last week because I forgot to leave time for cooking before bed. I am out of coffee, dog food, cat food and anything edible for a human. And I didn’t make my 8:30 bed time once last week. Several times I didn’t get to bed until 11:00 pm.
Since I get up at 4:00 am, that early bedtime is critical. Without it, I get up late, or I get up on time and I’m exhausted all day. Exhaustion and creativity do not mix well for me. Yeah, I’m getting the hours in, but my production rate is down. Nor did I manage to get up at 3:30 even one day last week, which was the plan for this year.
I think I’ll try to whip out a couple of blogs over the weekend and schedule them to post during the week. That should take some of the pressure off.
Does anyone have any strategies for balancing the writing, along with building a web presence and managing to keep up with the rest of your life?
If you do, I’d love to hear them.