Thursday, June 21, 2012

Too much to do.....

I have way too much to do at the moment.  My self-imposed deadline for finishing the first draft of my new WIP is looming (next Saturday.  Eeeeek!).  I have a ton of stuff to do at work.  The kids are off school for two weeks after next week, and I know I won't get much writing time while they're home.

I have several people I've promised to beta read for, and a few of them I've been putting off for a few weeks now, which makes me feel bad.  But I really don't want to lose the momentum I have going with this book.  I'm so close to the end now, I can smell it.

If I get two good writing sessions next week, I should get it finished.  But finding time to get those sessions in may prove a challenge.  I swear, what I wouldn't give for an extra four or five hours a day.  As it is, I barely sleep. Five hours a night most nights.  It's a wonder I don't fall over on my feet more often.

So, if you're one of the people I offered to read for, I am still planning on it, promise!  It may just be another week or ten days before I get to it.  But once I've finished this draft, I'm giving myself until mid August before going back to revise.  So I should have plenty of time to do all the reading and critiquing in the world.

How do you fit everything in???


  1. I think you can make your deadline. If it gets tight, take a week off blogging ('cause, dang, girl, you blog a lot and make the once-a-weekers like me look bad).

    1. I could do that. But blogging is something easy I do between other things....

  2. I'm struggling with finding time right now too. My daughter is home for the summer and so is my husband. We just got a new puppy, too. So my writing time is turning into 20 minutes here and if I'm lucky and hour in the evening. I'm used to having hours of writing time each day, so it's been a major adjustment for me.

    Good luck finishing your WIP.

  3. Lists. Revising is turning into something I must force myself to do, maybe because I'm dreading this problem scene.

    Plus work. I find To-Do Lists are wonderful and amazing inventions. Just post that sucker to the wall or whatever. Helps me loads! And of course deadlines.

  4. I wish I had the answer because I constantly feel in the same boat. Just keep doing what you're doing and eventually it will all get done.