I just figured out a schedule of sorts which would allow me to spend some time working on marketing, reading other blogs, and of course, WRITING. The writing happens in the afternoon, when my kids are napping / resting, because that is the only time I have a chance of getting a chunk of uninterrupted time (doesn’t always happen, but it’s the best chance!) The other stuff happens in the morning or evening, because it’s things I can do between interruptions, such as temper tantrums.
So of course, as soon as I get everything figured out in a manner that I think will really work well with my already-existing schedule, I immediately have a hitch.
Yesterday I spent the entire morning trying to fix my laptop, which had suddenly decided it was no longer interested in recognizing my wireless adapter. After about five hours, I finally got it fixed (though still have no idea what caused the problem in the first place). I tried to just launch into my writing time, but I was so thrown off kilter that I was far too easily distracted by all the things I hadn’t gotten done that morning like I’d planned. So that was a day mostly wasted.
Then today I thought I’d start fresh, get back into the new routine; but I ended up taking my three youngest (the two oldest were gone all day) and running an errand to get some things for my daughter’s birthday party tomorrow and Father’s Day dinner on Sunday. So, it was another day that feels unproductive on the writing front.
I am now sitting down and making an attempt to work a bit on the novel before I have to start thinking about dinner tonight.