I want it banged and nailed.
What, do you ask? Well, my time management, of course. I want to do a bang-up job with nailing my time management, because currently, I suck at this. I feel like I have so much to do, and that I'm busy all the time, yet nothing important gets done. Which is unfair, because I do spend most of my time being a mommy to the twins, and what's more important than they are? Still, I feel like I'm failing as a writer. And being a writer is important as well.
I’ve read tips. And they’re good ones too, so feel free to use them, but here come my excuses:
* Set goals- I have them set, don’t be silly...however I hit that “reset” imaginary button quite often. The price of being your own boss, I suppose. And since I am my best employee, I do play favorites and let it slide.
* Take time every morning to plan your day- umm, well I wake up and start being a mom. My plan is to keep them alive and fed until bedtime. So far, so good.
* Write your “to-dos” on a calendar or notebook and check them off as you go during the day- I do, but I check them off at some random date in the future.
* Put up a "Do not disturb" sign when you absolutely have to get work done- hahahahah, let me rephrase: LMAO.
* Block out Social Media distractions- easy enough, IF I’m actually working on my manuscripts. Otherwise, don’t be ridiculous! A writer needs to be there for her fans...even if “fans” really means 2 or 3 online friends.
* Block out time for research so you have it when you need it- listen, my work time is for everything. When I’m free I have to sacrifice something else to do research. In this case, it's writing, revising or pulling my hair out.
* Schedule breaks- from who? The kids or....I don’t understand this one. It’s impossible is what it is.
* Minimize interruptions- by giving the kids Nyquil?
* Find a balance- this is what I’m trying to do, duh.
* Only sign up for half of what you think you can do- Finally! One that makes sense for me. But now I'm wondering if I have to pick one of my two kids per day to take care of... ::scratching head::
I will figure it out all soon. I have to. The thing is: How does one decide when its okay to ignore your human babies so you can create and raise your literary babies? If you know the answer to this, share away.