ROW 80 Too Much?

You know the best thing about weekly check-ins? It makes you realize “Oh… last week my check-in was EEP! because I wasn’t adequately working towards my goals… and another week has gone by and it’s not much better.”

It’s not complicated… first, I have too many ideas and I’ve switched my concentration from one WIP to another too many times. It’s like growing a huge tree with many branches that never produces and leaves or fruit. Second, I have some extra commitments in my life. I love teaching, but it does mean there are more demands on my time now. I have not yet been able to get my daughter into Preschool, and although she’s generally a mellow and well-behaved child who entertains herself, I know that as soon as I’m really into what I’m writing, she’s going to interrupt.

I think I need to make a personal schedule of tasks I regularly undertake each week. I have not overloaded… yet. But I am in a position where I have to accomplish certain things every day, sometimes several days before they’re “due” so that I don’t end up having too many things all pile up in one day.

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About AmyBeth Inverness

A writer by birth, a redhead by choice.
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5 Responses to ROW 80 Too Much?

  1. fakesteph says:

    Figuring out how to manage time when new responsibilities come along is always a process. 🙂 I’m glad you’re enjoying teaching!

  2. Oh, I hear you. I have too many things going on right now and I’m thinking about tweaking my goals (again!) lol The thing is, for the next 2-3 months, things will be even more messy around here lol
    Well, it’s life and we’ve got adapt.
    Have a nice week!

  3. holliz says:

    I totally hear ya. I’m trying to get into a writing routine along with work, one year old, and…everything else. Glad you’re sticking with the writing…anything is better than nothing!

  4. I find it so hard to balance everything. But I try, darn it! 🙂

    It sounds like you are getting things accomplished–that is wonderful.

    Writing while a child is home can be tough. Although, last week, my 6 year old daughter stayed home sick from school for two days, and I was surprised that when I gave her some things to do in her room, and set a timer, she happily played for an hour at a stretch. Surprised the heck out of me. 🙂

    Good luck!

  5. It can definitely be a challenge to balance everything, especially when you’ve got so much going on. Sometimes I can’t focus on more than one writing project at a time. I used to be better at focusing on more than one but my MIP seems to take a lot more out of me.

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