Monday, August 29, 2011

Cloning device, please

I haven't written anything new this month. Usually I try to get at least something done. A short story or a few thousand words of a novel. It's not from lack of inspiration, but lack of time. And it's frustrating. I had two rejections last week and that only raised my level of frustration. I need to write more. I need to get more stories out there.

I only have a limited amount of time each day to do what I want to do for myself. I'm home alone with a toddler for the majority of the day. I can't do anything on the computer while he's awake unless he's doing something with me. I have emails and blogs to write, and blogs to read. I've been working on revising my latest WIP, getting it ready to submit.

I realize I need to balance my time. I've been trying to shorten emails and not spend so much time commenting on blogs. I'd like to comment on everyone's blog, but please understand, I need to write more. I need to take advantage of the blog post schedule option too.

Or maybe I just need an assistant. Oh, no, a clone of myself. Yes, that would be perfect.


  1. It's understandable. I find having days off helpful. Connecting with a few people goes a long way. I've made a fairly strict schedule of when to do what. I still don't get everything done.

    Hugs on the rejections. You're hardly alone. Nope, not at all. It's tough out there. And I see my writing evolving all the time.

    I finally decided to shelf my 1st novel. At least, for now. I'm working on two novellas and i'll get back to polishing up the second.

  2. If you figure out how to use that cloning device, please teach me. I never have enough time to do anything. I'd love to be able to write more. :)

  3. Well, it's pretty hard to get any writing while kids are awake, but power to you for trying. Neat blog:)

  4. A cloning device will be good, especially if it creates cute kittens. *grins* Balance with everything is very difficult and requires persistence. I know you'll be able to do it. :)

  5. M Pax, thanks for the hugs. I need to make a strict schedule for myself too. You have a lot of projects going on. Good luck with them!

    Laila, I'll definitely let you know about the cloning device. So far, I've only succeeded in making cupcakes.

    Mark, thank you for stopping in! I use my creativity to think of fun ways to entertain my son during the day. He sometimes gives me a lesson in that!

  6. Cherie, thank you! I'll eventually get that balance going. Just have to get myself in a groove. Or a cute kitten! Hehehe!

  7. Lol! I love the photo! And I've more than once thought about cloning myself to blog so that I can write. ;)

    Can Alex save Winter from the darkness that hunts her?
    YA Paranormal Romance, Darkspell coming fall of 2011!

  8. If you find that cloning device, let me know! I'm sending my clone to work.

  9. put me on the list for one of those!

  10. funny pic, but you know how all clone stories tuen out..
    and we all manage and budget our time. thats why our posts have to be super, cause we only comment on the most interesting ones, right?

  11. Tara, I know how the clone stories go. I'll have the Doctor come save me. Doctor Who, you say? Exactly.

  12. If you discover a cloning machine, pass it on to me! I'd love to have one, no two, more of me doing what needs to be done. The list is endless, isn't it? I can truly sympathize. I hope you can find some balance in your schedule soon!


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