Rearranging Life for Craft


Flooding fun. 


It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the days go by. Suddenly it’s 9:15 PM and I haven’t written a single word on my current novel.

How did that even happen?

Sure, I got groceries in the house. Worked a full 8 hours at the day job. Ate dinner with the family. Listened to my son talk about Minecraft some more …

I suppose the day has been full.

Still, the issue of time is becoming more relevant now that there are relationships to cultivate and a partner to talk to about anything and everything that comes to mind. Before, when people would say they just couldn’t find the time to get any writing done, I would smirk at them because …

Hey, single parent. Nothing can be as crazy as holding down a full-time job, being a single parent, and squeezing in writing time, right?

Well … maybe? And maybe not?

Because I find that I have less time now than I did before for writing and I’m having to rearrange some things in order to get stuff done.

That being said, I have an amazing partner in crime now and he is supportive of my craft. In fact, he encourages and urges me ever-onward with the manuscripts because he wants to read them once I’ve finished.


I am wrestling my schedule into something workable. And I fully and completely admire all writers out there who are in relationships and have families and still manage to get words on the page before crashing into dreamworld.

No, seriously. My proverbial hat’s off to you. You’re all awesome. And if you have any tricks of the trade you want to offer, I’m more than open to hear them.

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