Cutting Back On Distractions

pocket watchThis is the beginning of a brand new week. It is roughly two weeks until Libertycon, I have my new short story out, several more in the works, and a lot of work ahead for all the hats I wear.

As a mom I will be venturing into the waters of homeschooling my rising 5th grader. As a writer I need to focus on getting more of my stuff finished, polished, and out there. As an employee I need to find away to balance all the work we have to do at night and my sanity. As a gardener I need to learn the difference between a garden and a jungle.

(That last one is for real. I just planted a simple, small square of ground. I didn’t even expect it to grow. I kind of just tossed seeds in the ground, covered them up, watered them, and left it alone. On occasion I water the plants some more. Then I leave for one weekend and when I come back pumpkin vines with leaves the size of elephant ears have started creep over the back yard.)

The point is since I have the same 24 hours as everyone else, and no one seems to be stickfigureselling extra sand for the hour glass. I need to cut back on some things so I can concentrate more on others. Finding these “things” is easy enough. I am a known procrastinator. Facebook and “checking email” are probably the main two ways I waste time on the computer, so I will start cutting back there. I will still visit facebook, twitter, and my inbox but I will be cutting down the amount of time I spend snared in the web.

I only post here once a week usually, so there won’t be any changes here. Maybe I will even be more on time with those Monday posts. Wish me luck. 🙂

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a starting point…

moonlightThe night job has kept me busy this week but now I am off for the next few days.  Time to catch up on all that writing I didn’t do….among other things.  (Not that I didn’t write, I just didn’t write on the things I am supposed to be working on.)  I neglected my computer.  I’ve not been on line or anything in days.

Today when I checked my email I had over a thousand messages. Mostly they were 100_9068facebook updates but still that was a lot of stuff to wade through.  I managed to clear out most of it and now only the semi important stuff remains.  (I decided I needed caffeine before I opened any of those.)

Now that I have time and opportunity I know I need to get to work but I feel lost.  I am not sure where to start. I need to finish my WIP but I also need to get busy on my next draft of the other two books I already wrote.

I am feeling impatient today.  I just want something done.  Something completely finished.  *sigh* If wishes were horses….284646_432685473474603_712801232_n

*rolls up sleeves and pops fingers* Oh well time to get to work.