Evening all. What do you mean, ‘Who the hell are you?’ It’s me. Cameron.
Why can’t I be more like this guy?
Yeah, I know…it’s been a while…
Sometimes life has a way of throwing a spanner in the works. Lately, mine has thrown the whole toolbox and crashed a rusty JCB into said works, and rendered such luxuries as free time and creative thinking somewhat screwed. Fear not – it’s nothing serious, it’s just new responsibilities pulling me in several new directions. While not beyond repair, I’ve yet to organize what little time I’ve had to focus it on fun, creative endeavors like my writing.
And there’s the problem.
I’m feeling antsy. Unproductive, despite barely sitting still. I feel like I’m letting people down, and letting myself down by not getting words down on paper. I’m not grandiose enough to think that I owe the world my waffle, but it’s become such a big part of my life in the past year or so, that not creating something regularly is starting to grind. I’ve neglected Twitter something fierce, which I genuinely hate to do. I’m behind om my blogs, my reading, everything…
My current project is a paranormal romance/urban fantasy novel with shades of erotica and Chapter One is complete. That’s it. One chapter of about 5000 words, with a cliffhanger leading into a second chapter that doesn’t exist because I can’t maintain focus long enough to get it down.
I guess this blog post is a plea, a request for advice, from fellow writers and all those who balance fifteen things on a daily basis (which, I imagine, is pretty much everyone…). How do you find time to write when time seems to be against you? How do you snatch those few moments for yourself amidst the storm of responsibilities that life blows your way?
I hope…damn I hope…that I have time enough tomorrow to crack on with my novel, and get Chapter Two, if not finished, then well under way. How should I go about it?