The time for bed approaches and I am trying to decide if I should give up and go to bed or keep writing posts! My body says tired, my mind says tired, the energy drink I had a while ago says Write you lazy bastard! So I write.
Lately I have been working on organizing my day to get everything done that I need to. I have discovered that I can’t just go all out and hope to get my blog maintained, posts written, house cleaned, family taken care of, and the “other” stuff done.
I found myself glued to the computer, reading blogs, trying to figure out where I am going to be able to open my rss reader, and all of a sudden it was time to get the kids from school and get dinner started. Oh crap the laundry hasn’t made it downstairs yet. Oh crappier, the dishes still have to be done…so that was the smell…did we eat lunch?
Yea, it was getting to be a mess. I am working through some sort of “getting to writing procrastination” garbage that is not helping. I am still getting my stuff done, just not how I want to. I started to divide up the day and use the timer method that many others use.
I even got a special timer to help with this, I will have a review of that later this week. It’s called the Gymboss, it’s beauty. Anyway, it seems that the timer method is very much going to help get me organized. I am splitting time into 2 hour blocks and devoting 30 minutes to each task. At the end of the 30 mins, I have been just stopping and going to the next task. It has been great to actually get some things done around the house.
Now I have to get time figured out to add in outdoor stuff. Spring is coming to Utah and my yard needs some help. If you know how to get rid of freaking grape hyacinth, let me know.
I think I am getting a good balance figured out. Writing, emails, reading, commenting, maintenance, housework, outdoor work, writing, and blog posts. A good way to fill a day. I also realized that I have got to crank out some more fiction for my Saturday Series. I have used the only 2 complete short stories that make any sense already. Time to get writing some new stuff!
So now you all must be asking yourselves, how can I help. Ok most of you are probably not asking yourself anything but when this post is going to end. Soon I promise. Here is how you can help. Keep reading my humble blog, recommend it to your friends, your enemies, and that guy down the street who may have a use for it.
I am going to be running a poll this week about future posts that you may like to see. I hope to get some great feedback from that. I have decided to place the mailing list on pause for a bit, I will still make myself put out the newsletter every month but that will be about it. Please sign up if you are so inclined, I will start putting up exclusive to the newsletter stuff starting in May.
Now for the big one, Please leave comments with how you organize your time so that you can get everything done that you need to do. What things do you slack off on? What do you give up on altogether? I hope to get some great comments and be able to do a followup with lots of backlinks and credits. Maybe a prize for the 17th commenter…
Of course if you feel so inclined as to write a ton of stuff and want it included, I am open for guest posts! All you have to do is email me.
If you are reading this, you are fabulous!
PS. If you are reading this, you are incredibly patient.
PPS. If you are reading this, you are finally at the end! Go comment and get on with your life!