Monday, August 22, 2011


I wrote the back story to my female character and I think it worked. Now I just have to find time to write and not get sucked into the next book I'm reading (Book #5 of J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood Series). Yeah, like that's not going to happen!

So, that means setting some goals. I want to write, but I really want to read, too (and not just during lunch). Plus, I have other obligations (like a class I'm taking and time I spend with the family).

That means obligations first, then write until 10:00pm. I should be able to get at least an hour of writing (maybe more on those nights I don't have any obligations), which will give me at least an hour to read before heading for bed (provided I don't keep myself up longer because I want to read just "one more page"). Of course, if I'm engrossed in what I'm writing, I won't care about the book I'm reading. And I'm really hoping that happens, especially since I have a good handle on my character now.

It's hard when you're torn in so many pieces! Maybe it won't be so hard once I finish reading the series. But I'm sucked in now and there's no going back.


Jennette Marie Powell said...

Ah, those obligations, they're killers! My time management has been shot this past week or so because of obligations. Nothing major or life-changing, just stuff that needs to be done around the house, working with my daughter on driving, etc. Congrats on getting your character figured out - and good luck finding balance!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Thanks, Jennette! The writing is coming along again. Slowly, but better than stopped.