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!