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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Balance

Check out Monday's post Any Questions? and let me know what's on your minds!


Also, check out my guest blog at G.I. Joe's Wife! I'm revisiting my birth experience while she's having her own baby!

I knew when we had Penny that I would be busy, but I never imagined it to be this bad. How can one little three month old keep me so busy all the time?

I'm struggling with my writing right now... or my lack of writing. Sure, I blog all the time, but this takes only a few minutes, and I usually schedule them ahead of time so I can spend time with the baby. How can I call myself a writer and want to make it my career if I'm actually not writing?

The week before the baby was born, I sent out two query letters. One agent asked for a partial manuscript and I never heard from the other. That is the extent of my agent search so far, and that was about 15 weeks ago. I need to work on my query letter, send it out to the agents I've already researched, and look for some more agents. That isn't an easy, five minute job.

All the while, I need to be working on another novel or two. I have a few in mind, stewing in my brain, but I haven't sat down to do them yet. When Penny naps, I use the time to do other things. Write blogs, mess on Facebook, vacuum, do dishes, clean, garden, etc. When she's awake, I usually try to spend my time with her, because she deserves it.

I know I need to prioritize. It's so funny, I thought when we got rid of the dish I would have all this time on my hands. Right now I'm only watching Netflix when Brandon is home, and I don't want to take away that special time together. I have to decide what I can let go during the day.

I know, I know, I need to cool it on the Facebook. I've actually gotten way better since we got to Alabama. And blogging, I don't want to quit that, but I can read less blogs...

Ahhh it's hard to strike that balance, once you have a baby in the picture. I just need to give myself half an hour a day to work on my writing, that's all. I can fit that in somewhere, right?

2 comments:

  1. You might like this author's post.

    http://www.jancipatterson.com/2012/03/14/the-mommy-writer-the-first-two-months/

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  2. i always think i am going to have so much free time and then i get distracted with something else and never get around to it

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