Writing When Not at the Day Job


I struggle with finding the time to write. There are some months that I am proud of what I am accomplished. However, there are also months where I am overwhelmed with writing IEPs and exhausted from teaching and/or meetings at work. It is hard as hell to have four jobs. I said four, I know. Technically, there is just the day job of teaching. I count writing, because that is what I ultimately want to do in life full time. Where are the other two jobs coming from?

I am a mother and a wife. I am tired. When I was 30, I thought I knew what being tired meant. Then I got pregnant and thought, wow, this is what tired is. Yeah right, then I had a baby. There is nothing more exhausting then getting only a few hours of sleep due to an infant, yet while asleep, dreaming of taking care of the baby. Men have no idea. I think to that time when I am exhausted after a long day of work, taking care of dinner, writing lessons plans, and packing lunches. It is just as exhausting but in a different way. So long story long…I have  a hard time keeping my writing schedule.images

Due to this I LOVE signing up for NaNoWriMo. It makes me set a writing schedule and keep to it. I CANNOT wait. It gives me that edge to say “No” to get-togethers and not feel bad because I have a goal to meet AND I do NEED to meet it. It gives me that push I need to just push through that exhaustion and use it for writing.

Tonight I found a really helpful site so I wanted to share it with all of you. I am going to use it to help me with my writing schedule. If you want something in life, you have to fight for it. I will be fighting from now on. Why Not? Life is short…I am done wasting the time I have.


I hope this helps you as it helps me. If not, share with me your ideas of your writing schedule, if you have one. BUT PLEASE DO NOT tell me to wake up early. Tried it, done it, and I cannot get my mind working any earlier than I already get up. Other than that, tell me what works for you! 🙂


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