Thursday, March 13, 2014

Finding time to Do It All

I'm finding that I have less and less time to do all of the things I need to do as a writer. The list is insurmountable. I do the obvious: write, edit, revise, publish, and market. Then I do the not so obvious: participate in a marketing group, participate in a critique group, learn new technology, maintain blogs, website, and social media. And after that there's more: research for books, research for markets, make appearances, read, and on and on. And that's just the writer portion of my life.

I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, friend, small group leader, neighbor and each of these things requires a significant part of my day. I even have hobbies that I try to keep up with. I try to cut back on some of it, but every time I attempt to cut something out I come up with multiple reasons of why I need to keep it. I'm drowning, but on good days I love it!

The list of things I need to get done this week is overwhelming and I have no idea how I'll do it, but I know that I will. I research time-management tools but those are so time-intensive to maintain I'm much better off without them. So I've come to a decision. I will get done what I can and when I'm running behind on something that should have been done sooner I will be gracious to me and be glad I got it done.

So the byword for today is GRACE!

Monday, March 03, 2014

Between the Lines: a different kind of newsletter

I wanted to share the first installment of Between the Lines. I am having so much fun creating this. I hope you enjoy reading it. To follow along on a regular basis, you can subscribe to my YouTube channel or you can subscribe to my newsletter, Between the Lines. Either way you'll be kept up to date on all of the stuff I'm involved in.

Enough chatter. I'll get on with it. Here's the first installment of Between the Lines!

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