Thursday, July 15, 2010

Time and time again ...

My times are in the Lord's hands, just like the psalmist wrote years ago. Since I started working full-time in town, the time crunch has affected both my family and writing.

Sometimes there aren't enough hours in the day. I reached this conclusion at 10 p.m. Wednesday night while helping my husband and son finish baling hay. As the sun went down and the mosquitoes came out I wished for just a little more time.

A few things have helped our chronological crisis. We have said no to some new activities, and cut back on others. Fewer 4-H projects, and “no” to Cub Scouts and Extension Homemakers.

I've tried to delegate some of my tasks at home. I do have to look the other way sometimes as tasks don't seem to get done exactly as I would do them.

I try to take a nap after work so I don't remind the kids of a zombie!

The Crock Pot is my new best friend.

But I keep stumbling over these two questions: How do I make more writing time? How do I make the most of what I have? I have heard others talk about keeping a notebook with them. I could ... possibly ... cut back on some of my favorite reading on the Internet.

How do you all make time for your writing? I would love to hear more ideas. But I'll have to catch up with you after work tomorrow and after my nap!


  1. I suppose I write when I should be doing housework and any number of other things. Sigh. Oh well, as long as there's an occasinal chunk of food thrown my husband's way, we're good. hehehe

  2. I have to make it a top priority. Unfortunately, women writers have to ask their families to do a bit of sacrificing, too. But I think it's made my kids more independent. And hungry. LOL. Not really. If you saw them you'd see they are very well nourished!

    I absolutely have to schedule my writing time into my day or it just doesn't happen. And staying away from playing on the WWW is a huge way to make more time.

    I also have to say no to any TV if I want to get that writing done!

  3. LOL @ Linda's occasional chunk of food aimed at her husband ...

    Karla, I think you are onto something with limiting Web and TV time!