Artwork by Monica Schultz.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Your Turn: Finding Time in the Summer (Jill)
But this summer is different.
I've made a promise to myself. I want the first draft of my work in progress to be finished by the end of June. It doesn't have to be pretty; it just has to be done. Afterwards, I can revise, revise, revise, but I want to have the story completed by June 30th.
When my girls were smaller, I made allowances and worked when my husband was home. Since my girls are a little older now, I can say things like, "For the next hour, don't bother me unless someone is bleeding or dying." That usually works.
So I'm wondering: do you have any tried and true techniques to carve out that necessary time? When your schedule's all messed up, but a project looms that must be done, what do you do to get it completed? We'd love to hear how you handle it. Share in the comments below!
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I know exactly what you mean, Jill, I have the same problem during the summer! Last year I ended up hiring a babysitter for my boys one morning a week. I stayed home and just camped out in my room to write while they played :) I also try to find opportunities to get things done while I'm outside, but it isn't easy!ReplyDelete
It's nice to know I'm not alone in this. I think this problem might be true for a lot of moms and dads who are self-employed. But I still treasure these summer days when I can spend more time with my girls. :-)ReplyDelete