Friday, November 4, 2011

The Juggling Act

About now—or sometime in the next week—thousands of authors are going to hit a wall in their speed writing process (otherwise known as NaNoWriMo).

Things come up. Our families need us. The holidays are upon us, and there is baking / decorating / shopping / socializing to be done. Really. Who has time to write?

It’s definitely tricky. But you can handle it. Know why? It’s what we do. We juggle. We shift. We move things around until all the pieces of our lives and time fit together. Maybe we get less sleep and put off some unimportant things like making dinner and scrubbing floors.

We do what we must to accomplish our goals because this is how we keep all our balls in the air. We learn to juggle. And really, all I can offer is my wishes of good luck. I hope you manage to catch them all.


J.R. Johansson said...

I'm not such a great juggler--literally or figuratively. But I'm certainly game to try. You know what I love about this month though? That I'm not juggling as much. Taking some downtime is every bit as important as learning to juggle. This is my downtime month, and I love it. :)

Good luck to all those currently juggling!

Angie said...

I have to readjust every day, it feels like. But that's okay. I try to accomplish what is most important each day and let the rest go. Some things just aren't as important as I might think they are.