I have a pile of writing and reading to do:
- Completion of 7 more critiques for Palm Group to finish by Monday night.
- A 375 page Educational Planner to use and review for the TOS Crew.
- Entries for couple of contests that I desire to enter, but have not found time to think about.
- Catching up on FaithWriters and Writer's Circle challenges.
- Working on at least one of my new book ideas.
- Keeping up the blogs.
All joking aside, I find it challenging to work from home where there are so many distractions and chores calling my name. Add a couple of wiley boys to the mix and I really have a struggle keeping on task. It's no wonder I am up late after everyone else has been in bed for hours. That is when I have a quiet office in which to work. (My office is mobile. It can be the couch, the bed, the porch, the doctor's office, the car or wherever I have some peace and quiet. We don't have the luxury of a separate room right now so I make do with what we have.)
My boys need a great deal of attention and so I've come to the conclusion that in order to complete all the goals of my writing agenda, I will have to plan some time away and to myself. I think I will "hire" my husband to watch the boys once or twice a week while I spend a few hours at the library with my laptop. Better yet, I will send them all away to the gym or skatepark for a few hours, or perhaps the mall. At any rate, I've decided that I will need to give myself periods of time when I pretend I am not such a people person.
I read a quote that showed me how I will need to think at times in order to accomplish my goals and finish my writing "homework".
Here is the funny philosophy one famous writer reported to have for himself:
Tell everybody that you live in one hotel and then live in another. When they locate you in the other, move to the country.When they locate you in the country move somewhere else. Work everyday 'till you're so pooped that about all the exercise you can face is reading the papers.