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I thought I’d be finished with the second draft of my middle grade novel by the end of this month. Of course that’s not happening. At the rate I’m going, I’ll need at least one more month to finish the darn thing.
What’s taking me so long is that sometimes I have to rewrite an entire chapter instead of simply tweaking it a bit. I write anywhere from 1500 – 2600 words a day, but it’s still not enough for me to achieve my goal of finishing my draft this month.
I know I have extra hours in the day when I can be working on my novel. But instead of writing, I find myself catching up on my favorite TV shows or just doing some none-writing related chores. I just don’t have the mental energy or the physical will to keep on writing after a long day of work.
But maybe it’s not a matter of stamina, but of time management. Between work and family and the various other activities that require my attention, I might be spreading myself too thin. Maybe this lack of energy is just my body’s way of telling me to stop and take a break before I work myself to exhaustion. Or maybe I just need a vacation.
On a lighter note, I seem to have reverted back to being a kid. I love all things cute so I’ve been collecting these little guys since they first came out:
I love these minions. I actually wish I had real live ones to help me with my very long to do list. (See what I did there?)
Anywaaaay…How do you make time for your writing? Do you have any special time management tips or tricks? Do you collect minions too?
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