This week we’re talking about how we keep the balance between writing and life stuff. Let’s be perfectly honest, I don’t really have a good balance. LOL. I used to write every single day, and now I write when I have a case notes to write, or when a blog post is due. 😜 Buuuut… since I’ve been trying really hard to get back to a regular writing schedule I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve that I’m going to give a try.
First, I have a new Precious…
I really wanted to buy a Mac but since I don’t have a credit card in order to do so I would’ve had to shell out a whole lotta money in one shot. Then on Thanksgiving Verizon was having a sale on iPads and I thought, “Ooh!” I already have an iPad Mini but it’s at the point where it doesn’t get updates anymore and it almost never has space on it. So if I bought an iPad through Verizon I could get my precious without having to pay full price in one fell swoop as long as I also pay for a two year data plan. I don’t exactly need the data plan, but whatever… I have a new precious that’s bigger than my old one, has a ton of space, and works with my Bluetooth keyboard. Whoot Whoot!
Plus, I don’t have to share it with my mom because she can have the Mini. Wee! Part of the reason that I’ve slacked off with blogging (aside from work and dealing with health issues etc.) was that our laptop screen broke, and my mom started using my iPad on a daily basis, so if I didn’t bring home my laptop from work it meant I would have to blog from my phone which frankly wasn’t going to happen.
Also, in my quest to get organized, I spent an unusual amount of time making cute little notes to put into my Happy Planner so that I always know what the blog topics are. I look at my planner most days and last year’s idea of breaking the blog posts into 3 month groups and printing them to put in my planner didn’t exactly work. But perhaps if the blog topics are spread out and in my face each week I’ll be less likely to ignore them. 😋
There’s also the fact that I have a deadline hanging over my head that’s doing a pretty good job at kicking me in the butt. Like, a real, grown up, writer deadline. It’s kind of frightening, actually, LOL but exciting too. I can’t say anything about it just yet, but yay, writing!
And that, my friends, is all I have for ya. To be honest, I’m currently binge watching season one of the Gilmore Girls and this blog post is distracting me from the teenage version of Jared Packadeli. Hehe…
Let’s go see what the other girls say about how they balance writing and life. 🙂