A Little at a Time
July 27, 2007
As you’ve probably guessed from my recent blogging (or lack thereof), life has happened at our house. I’ve suddenly found myself overwhelmed with everything that needs doing, with doctor appointments, soccer camp, and errands.
Typically, if I’m going to write, I like to have a 2 to 4 hour block of time. But that hasn’t been possible for a long time and won’t be for the next month either.
So how do you get things done when you’re coming and going and doing three chores at the same time?
Well, it’s not easy. I’ve learned this summer that you’ve got to take the little bits of time that you do have and work with them.
For example, I have a manuscript that I’m getting critiqued at this fall’s ACFW conference. I need to have it done in a couple of weeks, but as of yesterday morning, I had not one word written.
As of today, I have 817 words! All I had was half an hour, but that was enough time to get over three pages written. If over the next week I daily add that amount to it, I’ll have the fifteen page manuscript written and ready for editing. So that’s my goal — fifteen pages in whatever few minutes I can scrounge up.
What about you? Any time tips you can share?
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