You would think with the COVID-19 pandemic run rampant in San Antonio, Texas that I would have all the time in the world to write, to finish my first draft of my latest book. We are after all supposed to be staying home…again. Yet, here it is that time is slipping by and I am not getting as much done as I would like on the writing front.
Sigh. This is a typical problem for me. And I am sure it is a problem for many Independent Authors who do not write full-time. It is my other life that is encroaching on my time. As I have said before on this blog, I have a problem saying no when it comes to volunteering. I am involved in four different school related boards – 2 local Parent-Teacher Associations (one in which I am president), our local council (that oversees 56 PTAs in our school district) and the high school orchestra board. Yikes, that is a lot.
And in addition to those volunteering opportunities, I also work part-time for my husband’s law firm and am the mother of two children – ages 12 and 15. (Yeah, and the 15-year-old is learning to drive so that is taking up my time too.)
So instead of being tempted by Facebook, Twitter or YouTube, I am finding these other obligations interfering with my writing time. I feel like every year I write about not having enough time and it looks like this year is no different.
As always, I say that I am going to buckle down and start writing. My plan is to set aside an hour a day for writing with the goal of finishing my first draft by the end of the month.
Whether I will be able to keep up with this and not feel the need to spend my time soliciting donations for an upcoming silent action (though so many companies won’t be in the place to donate) only time will tell.
For the rest of you, here are links to other posts to help you stay on your writing task.
Tips for avoiding internet distraction (including email) – click here
Tips for setting and keeping writing goals – click here
Good luck to us all! And stay safe and healthy!