Somewhere between now and last week, my time management has been awful. In regards to my writing business, I’ve been juggling—as if that ever stops—all the other facets that make an author successful. While I’ve managed to take care of those other concerns, like updating my website to my liking, blogging every day and more consistently, my editing phase has been stuck, and I’m sucking at pulling through. What’s wrong with me?
Sometimes I forego editing in the spirit of writing. When I have a huge editing project, like my trilogy, it sucks away my time to write and when I can’t write, I feel lost, then I feel blue. I legit feel miserable. Okay, well, not quite yet but it’s coming. I haven’t been editing or writing and it’s been too much readjusting in my personal life while hearing all this Christmas buzz. Shame!
Creatives need that outlet to function. It’s like a piano owner who plays and writes songs for a living. How many times do you think she or he can pass that piano a day while ignoring it before going crazy? We just can’t do it. Something has to be worked on. My editing deadline has long since expired for my second book, and the sad thing is, I’m on the final run. Shame!
You know what else is more shameful? Opening the computer with the goal of working, only to do a different task for hours and then come back to close the computer. Shame!
When you’re not beholden to a schedule, it leaves too much wiggle room and possibilities. Working for yourself can be problematic in a sense that you may or may not have scheduled blocks to get things done. I thought about creating allotted time blocks to keep myself on task, but it kind of goes against my personality. However, given that I’m easily distracted, it may be a good thing.
Maybe I’m in a holiday mood, and for me, that’s still not a good excuse. But who knows, maybe I’ll just get myself together as a Christmas gift to myself! Stay tuned.