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.
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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