Monday, September 12, 2011

Busy Season

I just sent off two proposals, my son is very much into following me everywhere which means he's into EVERYTHING, we just spent the past month completely demolishing our yard and rebuilding it... so basically, I'm running all day long.

It seems like all of us over here at Scribble Chicks have been CRAZY busy, so my question to you is - what do you do with your writing during a season of busyness? Do you push it aside? Do you make mental notes? Make sticky notes? Fight for time even if that means not sleeping? (and if you do that and you're not on deadline, you are a much better writer than me!!)

In seasons of busyness, I think the first thing to do is prioritize. What is it that is causing you to be so busy? Is it more important than your writing? If so, step away from the computer!!

But if it's something silly - like my favorite time-waster, Facebook - or something that could potentially be put off for a few minutes - like maybe doing the dishes or the laundry, then try your best to sit down, even if it's just for a few minutes. Aim for a VERY reasonable word count, even if something as low as 500 words. Every little bit helps the story along and you'll feel better for it. :)

Also, please be praying for BJ and her husband Ethan!! It sounds like sweet baby Zoey has made her long-awaited arrival!! SO very, very happy for them! Please be praying for their health and safety and especially for all the changes that are happening right now. Becoming a parent is the most incredible, wonderful, exhausting, emotional, awe-inspiring thing in the whole world. I'm so excited for them!! Congrats, BJ and Ethan!! :)


  1. Congrats guys! Best wishes :)

    Erynn when I get swamped (wait, when I am not swamped) I press on. Make a list, even if its mental, and try to get several things done each day. The next time, aim for the next few. I feel so much better being productive.

  2. Yay!! Congrats to the new Mommy and Daddy!! I LOVE the name Zoey! Welcome to the land of parenthood. It's the best place you'll ever be. One of the hardest, to be sure, but the most rewarding ever!! Too much fun!! Hurray for babies!!!

  3. I meant (when am I not swamped) lol I'm too swamped to even type properly... hehe