Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Office Cat Wants You In His Office NOW!


Most of us have full-time jobs, kids, spouses, laundry, a lawn to mow, soccer games, karate, bills (hate that one), oh, and we need time to sleep. As a writer, how the heck do you balance it all? Do you squeeze in writing where you can or do you have a specific time or day you allow (or force) yourself to write? People ask me how I get me books written. I can attribute a lot to that old adage, If you want something done ask a busy person. Well, the adage goes something like that anyway! It's true, though, on a lazy day where I have all the time in the world, I tend to get nothing done...not even the laundry. Okay, especially the laundry. Funny how that works! ;)

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  1. For me, it's all about multi-tasking: blogging while at work (shhh), revising while I'm supposedly watching TV with my family (shhh), brainstorming while on the treadmill at the gym, etc.

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    1. Working out really helps me. Whenever I have a block, a good thirty minutes on the treadmill has helped me break through it!

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  2. Loved the cat! And yes, I have to have a deadline to get things done!

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    1. Self imposed deadlines are great! I want to cuddle with that cat, Carole! ;)

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  3. I think you might have stolen this blog post directly from my own brain!

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    1. I have great powers, Rebecca. GREAT POWERS!!! ;) Ha, ha!

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  4. Martin Peiler5/16/2012

    You read my mind!

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  5. I set aside different times of the day for different things. Morning is editing; afternoon is writing new material; evening is revising - glass of wine compulsory!

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    1. Donna, I need your discipline...and wine! ;)

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  6. hi miss hilary! right now im not getting nothing done on my writing. aarrrgh! school! ack! homework! ack! tests! ack! laundry? not my problem. :) ha ha. my mom always said that same thing that if you wanna get something done ask a busy person. would you finish my wip for me??? ha ha.
    ...hugs from lenny

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    1. Hi, Lenny!

      I will finish yours only if you finish mine!! School will be out soon, luckily. So you can write ALL summer, you lucky dog! :)

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  7. Hi Hilary, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  8. LOL! I get more done when I'm busy too. I like to edit outside and write inside. Weird, huh?

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    1. Ha! I'm in a different mind set when I edit too, so I could totally see editing in a different place! I think we are both weird! :)

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    2. Not really wierd--your editor lives outside and your writer mind lives inside. I personally keep my inner editor locked up in a teeny tiny closet, with chains so she can't escape until I'm ready to let her out.

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  9. I used to write on my breaks, at lunch, on the bus (or at stoplights :). I even dream in complete story lines, although if I don't write them down they get away quickly.

    And forget about laundry, when the muse strikes! I consider it highly commendible that I manage to get anything done besides writing.

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