Anyone Have a Timeturner I Can Borrow?

I need a Timeturner like Hermione’s. So I can turn back the hours each day and accomplish all the things I want to do, on top of all the things I need to do.

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I would settle for a pill that will allow me to work non-stop without having to sleep. Like that magic pill in the movie Limitless, only without the crazy side effects.

Or maybe I need to just up my time management skills. I’ve been good about getting things done, but some of the things I like to do get set aside. My blog, and my own writing, for starters. Except for my guest posts, which I schedule ahead of time, I seem to be unable to keep up with things. I haven’t been able to visit favorite bloggy friends or even write posts worthy of reading.

I’ve been very good about critiquing my CP’s works. Mostly because I love their stories and can’t wait to read them. But I have been bad about getting my own chapters out. I try to crank one or two chapters out a week. Not a good output compared to the one chapter a day schedule I normally set for myself.

The thing is May was a crazy busy month and June is turning out to be one as well. CBW-LA (Children’s Book Writers of Los Angeles) just finished its Anthology Workshop last May 31st, so my co-editor Alana and I have already started working on the anthology.

While I’m working on the Anthology, I’m also organizing one workshop a month for CBW-LA. And now, I have new responsibilities with my other writing organization, SCBWI.

I’m not sure if I mentioned this before, but I recently got promoted from Contest Coordinator to Assistant Regional Adviser of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) – L.A. Region. Which means that I get to assist amazing Regional Advisers Sarah and Sally with organizing all five events of the L.A. Region of SCBWI.

Oh and I just recently took my Brown 2 Belt Test for my Filipino Martial Arts class.

A lot of my friends ask how I get all these things done. Well, tons of lists and organizing things, for one. And for another, in all my writing groups, I am lucky enough to be surrounded by amazing, wonderful board members who help me run things and organize events.

Yup, I am super busy. But I am not at all complaining. I looove what I do. I love writing and teaching and organizing writing events. All of the things I am currently working on are things I love, things that have to do with my passion so they hardly feel like work at all.

What I wish for is more time to do all of these things. I wish I could just spend my days working on all of above, instead of having to go to a regular 9-6 job every day. If I end up winning the lottery, I am certain that’s what I’ll do. I’ll quit my job and work on CBW-LA, SCBWI, blogging and writing full time. J

But no matter how much I gripe about the day job, I am grateful I have one. It certainly helps pay the bills.

So… what’s the point of this post? I’m not quite sure myself. Except maybe—if you do come across a Timeturner, a real one that works,  do send it my way. :)

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4 Responses to “Anyone Have a Timeturner I Can Borrow?”

  1. Did you pass your Brown Belt class?
    I’ve always admired how much you get done, Nutschell. If you can’t do it all, that’s all right.
    Need one of my clones?

  2. If you find one,can I borrow it? Everything you’re doing sounds fantastic. Enjoy it all..

  3. It’s great to have any job these days, but it’s never easy. If I do come across one I’ll rent it out and get rich. Until someone goes back and steals it from me in the past.

  4. mooderino says:

    There does seem to be less time than ever, and it moves much faster than it used to. I’m sure Apple must be working on something to fix this.

    mood

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