Sunday, November 9, 2008

When the world interferes with your work

November is always a busy time for me, writing-wise, which is why I always think long and hard about whether I should be doing NaNo.
This yeqar is no different. No sooner had I got stuck into things than other work came in.
Galleys for my upcoming book. Paid freelancing work. A pitch offer from a book packager. A revision request from an agent.
Suddenly, writing time was filled with all sorts of things and not my book. Agh!

But it doesn't matter. NaNo is all about the writing despite what's going on and thanks to the unexpected blessing/curse of no internet for four days, I manged to at least get over the 10k mark. Still way short of my goal, but hey, what can you do?

Whether you create your own distractions and procrastinations or whether they come at you from the outside, it's how you deal with them that matters. it's up to you to make time around life. There will never be the perfect novel-writing time.
So instead of fretting, I'll get my work out of the way and write when I can. After all, who can complain about living the life they chose? I wouldn't trade it for anything.

What's your biggest time killer? What good habits can you train yourself into during NaNo to minimise wasted time that could be used for writing? Do you want to? Or are you a happy little procrastinator and will gladly take teh lower word count?

1 comment:

Sandie Hudson said...

Kiki, you can always count on life stepping in when you least expect it. I've done a little writing today, but most of it has been updating my blogs and coming here to read everyones posts over the past week. Will have to get into the writing tonight. Oh damn 'Bones' is on, maybe I'll write in the ad breaks. LOL.