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To some of you, November is a months preparations for a huge meal, which may or may not be a catastrophe. However, for authors, November is better known as National Novel Editing Monday. As it is lovingly known, NaNoWriMo is a challenge to the authors to write a novel with 50,000 words in one single months. Cause it'?s difficult to write.
NoWriMo provides limitations that make it much more difficult to resist one's own creative powers. They' re relying on you to keep it because they want to keep it. Forbeck wants to get it going with 12 books in 12 heats. It' one novel a week, for a whole year.
"He says, I want you to dare to do it." It is precisely this kind of difficulty that will overcome the bane of "One day I will be writing a novel". If one removes all creative obstacles, the cash, the self-doubt, the existing stack of clothes, only one and the novel one wants to compose remain.
Writing a book (if you have ZERO time)
Living has an eerie gift for extending to fill the space we devote to work, playing, relaxing, setting up a shop and of course typing. If I write this intro and format this piece while making three different lunches for my three children, talk to my co-workers about Slack and try to find a table booking for next weeks.... and fail miserably).
It can take you 100 in the end until you have written your first design - and who has enough spare minutes? Fortunately, like any other procedure, authoring a textbook (and managing a bookstore, market, sell, publish, etc.) can be split into small parts. If you still have enough patience, despite a small child, a full-time position and a podcasts (among other things), to get your "butt in a chair" and get these words on your page.
Until now Daphne has been writing 4 volumes - in addition to everything else she does - and will guide us through a typically busy weeks in her (hectic) lifestyle, sharing her process of doing the right work at the right moment, while still matching all the other important things that nature is guiding her.
One week in the life of an indie author who is training her toddler and also works full time and has a podcast (I'm sick of just this song). Mornin'! I' m typing this from my own bedside, from a flu, with my three-year-old boy next to me, and I' m looking at video on my cell while I' m blogging for an hours.
Did I think that my Saturday would look like this when I envisioned "writer's life"? Many things have to be done every single working fulltime, in additon to my typing, pedcasting, parenthood and general adult education. In order to show you what I mean (because I'm an Intj and hates folks who don't give specific examples), I've been following everything I've done for a fortnight.
It' been an enlightening practice, and I urge you to do it, if only to see how much of your real Facebook experience is. 7:15 - 4:15 My man works from home because the day care center is shut, so I have a relatively relaxing trip to work instead of the normal day care center.
5:15 And at home I put the cockerel out of the shop in the stove, and make mini-pizzas for little children, who of course refuse to have them. I take another 10-minute break after supper to review the statistics and find out how to twitter a picture (I only got into it a few week ago and Twitter is thrilling but confusing).
Infant is playing next to me with this little treasury in which he is hiding snack and toy. It' a sabbatical. "but it'?s a nasty custom. 6:30 - 7:45 Husband is really sleepy this mornings, so I make my breakfasts and dresses toddler who doesn't cooperate at all.
Well, at least he's in such a good humour that I can hear a podcast in the drive. Sometimes he asks me to "stop talking" and while it is annoying to miss this "study time", I know that a calm vehicle is probably good for both of us.
5:15 And the husband worked from home again this day, and began with supper when I came home. Infant is still moody, so I stick with him, we all chat and dine. 7:45 In confinement in pen. But I get up to 1000 words in about 45 mins, and then I stop so I can have some TV and speak to husband sometime.
Working time: Today I can't sleep at 6 in the morning, but instead of getting additional writing or work hours, toddlers need some stuffed animals in their beds. At work another tipical morning, and once at home with a toddler at 5:15, I put down my crockery and linen and finished supper while he was playing in his room (wasn't the case 6 month ago, I would be cooking with him in my arm, so I needed less studio hours back then).
Apart from a little bit of tweeting and e-mail during work break, there was no working or write times today. It' a common tomorrow, but I try to awaken early to do yoga. Frequent mornings, followed by a strenuous working week. The man worked from home today and made a pancake.
6:20 - 7:00 bathing hours and a few bottles of water, and then the man puts him to sleep. 7:00 - 8:00 Write hour. I' ve come to a grand total of 1500 words. Working time: At 5:30 am the days start with another early breakfast for a little work and a little work ( "registration for graduation and Pinterest").
The husband did the toddler dawn routines and made balls. The husband came home early and made supper. We' re all eating and hanging out until about 6am. 7:15 - 9 I feel a little ill all lunchtime, and I try to unwind with Netflix and then a script, but it doesn't work.
I' m getting in about 1h15 of the write Saturday mornings, 2000 words. I then do an hours podcast before I try to communicate with the outside realm. I' m looking at a great deal of netflix and reading, but I can format a letter draft, an editor/facebook and a last 45 min log entries and create pictures on Canva in one lesson.
Infant is in and out all the time, but he tries to keep away so he doesn't get ill. I' ll be spending an hours on the pedcast in the mornings, then an hours in the afternoons with 1700 words. Perhaps this hasn't been the best time of the year to show you since I got ill.
Although I am ill, my working weekends still look like this. I have about 10-15 hrs available in a fortnight. I' m not working on the Podcast every single second. I, too, don't make dinners every single dark, my spouse placental 60-70% of the childcare/housework substance, and I don't apologise or awareness blameworthy active either (most era).
I' ve got a day or two a week when I' m not writing. But I don't type or work in the few words I start, and I don't type and work in the same time. Anytime I have these "Oh, I should do that" or "It looks like a really great promotional gimmick I should try" times, I open my Evernote, record it and then go back to what I should do.
Whenever I have 10, 20 or 45 minutes, I use a month scheduler with a daily schedule. Over 45 is "content" period (blogs/writing). Although you will note that I crept up creatively to increase my number of words, as this was a workweek.
Mine is not perfection, but when I let go of what I thought a writer's world should look like, and learn to learn to live what I have, I am much luckier and do all the things I want to do. Daphne James Huff Steinbock, INTJ, HR-pro, Mutter, podcast, woman, author and Yoga in alphabetic order.
For more information about women writers' lifestyles, see Mom Life, the blog, the website, and the Facebook fellowship written by and with women indies. Now we want to know from you! "How is a typically busy working day for you? What is your "Butt in Chair" period?