IWSG. This brainchild of super blogger and generous guy, Alex J. Cavanaugh, is a blog hop occurring the first Wednesday of very month. This is your chance to share an insecurity and ask for help or share your successes and help other people with your experience. And don't forget to visit the IWSG blog where you can find the entire list of those participating. You can also visit the IWSG Facebook page which is growing like the dandelions creating havoc in my lawn.
During my first year as a full time writer, I've settled into a routine that works for me. I do promotional work like blogging, tweeting and whatever in the morning or afternoon. Working on my WIP takes place in the evenings. That gives me all day to think about that next scene. Rainy days when I don't go running or work outside, I may start the writing a bit earlier. I love this schedule. I get a lot of writing work done and all the household chores get done too.
Until this week. I visited my mother for Mother's Day since I won't be able to this weekend. That's an entire day of driving. Today, I'm helping my son move his belongings from Penn State to home as he finishes his college career. And we have to sign the papers and pick up his new-used car. Another day gone. Then I'm riding with him on his move to Colorado to share in the driving on Sunday/Monday. I'll be staying with him for two days to help him set up his apartment. (For those of you who aren't parents, that means I'm buying.) Then a plane trip on Wednesday. Oh, yeah, I have to drive to Boston this Friday to pick up my daughter from Boston University. Another day in the car. The following weekend I'll be at the Pennwriters' conference all weekend. Where did my schedule go?
Having children does teach one to be flexible, but the next two weeks see a total destruction of my lovely, comfortable writing schedule. Everything will be jammed into a few hours in the evening. Kind of like when I worked the day job. Being a writer necessitates using what time is available to do the best you can. That will be me for the next few weeks. I'll be doing all my blog commenting late in the day.
Do you have a set schedule? Does it throw off your creativity is your normal routine gets upset? Did you ever have a period of time where your commitments were a bit crazy?
Don't forget to visit the IWSG site and check out the entire list of participants.