I am sad that the holidays are over and we must all get back to the “normal” routine. My poor husband is back at work (slaving away), while I am still at home on break from school. Today, I sat down and examined what I want to do with the time I have left before school starts and have found I have more projects than days left to finish it all.
This is where I have to focus my efforts and complete what I know I can with the time I have left. Not only do I have my own writing to work on, but the blog/FB for the St. Joseph Writers Guild and marketing for Amazing Things Press. I also have started to review books for a website and have three more books to read for that project. I found a few more contests that I would like to enter and need to create content for those as well.
No, I am not listing these to ask for pity or show that I am overwhelmed by these things. The list that I am sharing is simply to show that, like many writers, there are so much we want to do. However, time can be a cruel mistress and we must prioritize.
With this in mind, I have sorted out the projects that I can work on while in school and what I need to have done now. The marketing and updating social media is ongoing. So, I just have to create a calendar to keep up with each site. This seems to help me stay on top of things, while still planning out other projects.
Before the end of the week and a half I have left, I have set up my planner to help me stay focused. These days will serve to keep me ahead of time, while still keeping up with housework and family plans. So much to do, but I will not let Time bully me the rest of break.
My determination and passion for writing are stronger now than it has been in ages. The more I plan and stay focused, the more I know I will be far more successful this year than last year. Continue to move forward, while enjoying the present and learning from the past. I know this is going to be my year!
I hope 2017 is going well so far for you and you keep the momentum going. If not, take the time to see what is holding you back and tackle it head-on.
Happy New Year! You got this!