It's December already. I had no idea the year would pass so quickly. While everyone around me is making Christmas plans and buying gifts, I'm trying to find time in my schedule, and space in my mind, to write.
The greatest hurdle for me is to find the space in my mind. The work I is very emotional and stressful. By the time I get home each evening I am thoroughly spent. I manage to check my email, prepare dinner and eat it, and search for ways to unload all that my mind has encountered. So when am I going to write?
I try to get something written regularly, but every night is not possible for me. Some days I'm doing well if I can manage to cook food to eat, let alone write. Other days I manage to get a few lines in. Writing after I get in from work is almost always more than I can manage.
I started a project, one that I am still commited to, only to find out I should have been working on another one. Carolrhoda is actively seeking YA science fiction and fantasy with a deadline of November 30!! Of course I would be working on the other project rather than the sci fi one. And of course I only found out two days before the deadline. So once again I am singing the publishing/writing blues.
Well, I guess the answer is to just keep writing. Sooner or later I have got to have the right piece finished at the right time.