Busy, busy, busy!

November 8, 2015 at 12:17 pm

BUSY copyI don’t know what it is about November, but it always seems to be a busy time of year.

Of course, the fact that Christmas is looming on the horizon contributes to this, but often there seems to be other contributing factors as well.

One thing, especially for an author, as I mentioned in my blog last week, is NaNoWriMo. But I’m not participating in that this year, so surely I should have some spare time!

It seems not.

Another contributing factor is the realisation that the end of the year is upon us. I think that motivates a lot of us to try and finish those things we’ve been putting off all year. This can make others busy too, if they have to do stuff for you so your project is completed.

For school students, there are certainly the inevitable exams to study for and complete.

For me, I recently started a new job. It’s only part time, but it’s meant that time for my private editing, my book marketing, my writing, and my family, has had to be juggled around. It’s a shame that for most authors, writing doesn’t earn enough of an income to enable us to be nothing more than writers. That’s not the case for most of us, and certainly isn’t for me. I haven’t completely lost hope of it happening, but I do have to be realistic. So I need a job that earns a wage.

Then I have my family to think about – spending time with them is a must. There’s also the marketing of my books, and that’s something that’s definitely important in the lead up to Christmas, and maybe, if I’m lucky, I’ll have time to write as well. Fortunately, I find inspiration often hits when I take a holiday, and I’m already looking forward to a few weeks off during the Christmas period. Maybe this year inspiration will hit and I’ll find another new idea.

Until then, I’ll keep motoring along and hope I can get everything done!

How are you coping with your busy schedule? Let me know in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

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