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Finding Time To Write

My life has changed so much since I finished writing Passage of Time, that I’m wondering how I’ll ever find the time to write the sequel without burning the candle at both ends. My boyfriend and I now are living together and we have an adorable British bulldog named Molly. My days are filled with running errands, weight training and exercising to keep healthy, meal preps and cleanup, dog training sessions, and building a social media following. As an indie author, there is also book promotion to throw into the daily mix of things that need doing. And now there is Christmas to think about…and oh, yes, finding time to keep up friendships.

One change I’ve recently made is to get up a couple hours earlier. My boyfriend leaves for work at 5 a.m., which is when my day now begins. Fortunately, I’m a morning person. But other changes have to be made if I’m ever to find enough time to write that sequel.

I’m a great believer in making lists as a way of getting things done, so I sat down the other day and listed all the things I need/want to accomplish on a daily basis, and estimated how much time was needed for each activity. So far, I’m regularly over my budgeted social media time, so I’m thinking that setting an alarm might be a good thing.

Oops…hang on for a few minutes as I need to walk Molly…

Okay, I’m back. Now what point was I making? Oh yeah, I need suggestions of how to manage my time so I can get back to what I really want to be doing: writing that sequel.

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