Friday, July 30, 2010

Just Do It!

That is probably the BEST advertising slogan ever. It applies to almost every aspect of life! I had the idea to start a blog about writing with a day job in April 2009 but then didn't follow through. Good thing I do follow through with my writing goals or I'd never had been or continue to be published!

Since I signed a contract for a romance novel with Barbour Publishings Heartsong Presents line, I thought now is as good of time as any to jump back into the idea of blogging about writing with a full time day job. The acceptance of this novel came with a hitch, a quick turn around time. The novel was accepted in late June and must be wrapped up and ready to go by September 1st! Since, I am serious about my writing, this is a very doable deadline for me.

Does that mean it's not stressful? No.
Does this mean my social life will suffer for about two month? Maybe
Does this mean I HAVE to manage my time better? YES!!!

Writing as a second career while holding down a full time job is all about time management. So starting next week, I will blog on time management and what point I am in the editing process on my novel. If any of you have time management tips, feel free to leave them in the comments! Or if you have a question, ask. I can't promise I'll have answer but...maybe together we can figure it out.