It's that time of year again. All of the little ankle-biters are gearing up with freshly sharpened pencils, new clothes, and (for my older son's class) "at least 20 glue sticks." The older ones are groaning at the thought of early mornings and homework.
Oh, wait. That's me.
Yup, the day job is starting up again.
I know that I shouldn't complain. Most of my grad school friends don't have full-time jobs and I actually really love the people I work with. Plus, I have this schedule that gives me time (if I don't teach summer classes) to do nothing but write. Well, write and watch my kids, which usually just turns into watching my kids.
Right now I'm staring down the barrel of FIVE composition classes. That's five courses that each require at least 4-5 essays plus other written work to grade. *whimpers* And I'm making out my schedule, because I have edits due October 1st (*confetti*), another round on one of the books I'm working on editing for my freelance business in a couple of weeks (by a USA Today Bestselling author!!) , and a really odd Middle-Grade novel I started that is stalled at 22k words.
Good lord, I love being busy :O)
Now I just have to figure out how to balance it all.
How do you all do it? Are you a crack of dawn writer like Jennifer Echols? I know so many of you are full-timers like me--how do you make sure to make time to write?
Oh, yeah- and while you're at it, how about coming on over and friending my author alter-ego on facebook?