I realized today that I have exactly 34 days until THE GATHERING is released and… the book isn’t even ready yet! I’m still dallying around with edits, as usual.
I loathe edits with a fiery passion. I’ve seen some writers say they love them because it means the book is done. Well, yeah, I get that, but writing is the fun part. Or it is for me. Since I don’t outline ahead of time, writing is the adventure. I live it along with the characters. Edits are just rehashing the already known. It’s not fun. It’s quite boring, actually.
I’m a procrastinator, everyone who follows this blog, knows this. I can’t help it. My attention span is very short. I’ve often said I suffer from Adult ADD. (I’ve not been diagnosed, but I think I should have it checked out!) I flit from thing to thing and my “To Do” list gets longer every day. For every task I mark off, I add two because I’m constantly ‘doing’ things other than what I should be doing.
It’s a never ending battle over here, folks! I envy those authors who have every minute of their day organized and know exactly what to do when. I schedule my time like I write… by the seat of my pants! It’s a wild, wicked rush at times but, it’s how I roll. Unfortunately, at the moment, it looks as if I’m rolling headlong into a brick wall.
I’ve got to get a handle on my time management. I don’t work outside the home, writing is what I do, so I have no excuse really. I guess I’ll just ban myself from the Internet until my ‘work’ is done. That’s the only thing I can think of at the moment!
What ‘time management’ advice do you have? Surely someone knows a better system than I have.
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