Finding Balance

I haven't done much updating lately, and the reason is, to be honest, there hasn't been a whole lot to update about or a whole lot of time to do it.  VINDICATED is still coming along.  I'm now to the round of editing that I loathe so things are slowing down just a tad.  It's still 2 weeks or so a head of schedule so that's great.

I wanted to apologize for the lag of good blog posts lately.  My entire online presence has slipped a bit and the reason for that is simply that life is crazy.  Keeping up with everything lately isn't easy for me.  I've got a lot on my plate like:

1) Continuing to work on Vindicated

2) Graphic design work.  I've gotten a lot of design jobs lately, and I LOVE it but it does eat up a lot of time

3) My family! My kids are amazing! They are everything to me and I wouldn't change a thing. But they are young (almost 4 and almost 2) and being a mom to them is more than a full-time job!

4) It's not quite happening like I would like, but I would really like to lose some of this "writers weight" and be able to work out!

5) Everything else! i.e. housework, church, helping hubby with work, projects around the house, the list goes on.

One of life's biggest challenges is to find balance.  There are so many things I wish I had time for that I just can't fit in.  There are only so many hours in the day and I only have so much energy.  But the real trick is being happy with what you did get accomplished.  My house may not be perfectly clean... but I did play hide-and-seek with my kids for an hour... I did get another chapter edited...

I may not be perfectly balanced yet but you can be sure that I am trying my very best.


C.J Duggan said...

I so get this! Each day for me is an 18hr day so I can fit in all the things I need. Work, family,writing,reading - house work. And even with all that I still have loads to do. Lucky my days are filled with the things I love (apart from the house work)

Kristie Cook said...

I can totally relate. Sometimes I think balance is a myth, but I strive for it anyway. And, ugh, writers weight. The problem with the "butt in chair" goal we writers need to do is it makes those very butts bigger. LOL

Tim said...

I don't know if you already have something planned out for the editing phase - like a beta group or advanced readers. I know other authors have done this to help ease the burden of proofreading and editing. I'm certain you'd get an enthusiastic response if you chose to do the same thing. Just a thought.

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