Juggling it All

It is possible that I have nothing to post about today? A writer that has absolutely nothing to write about?

Perhaps I’m suffering from a brain fart, writers block, or maybe I’m just spent.

Nah, I think I just have too many things running around in my head, not to mention my life. That happens when you try to juggle too many things at once. When you’re an indie writer, you have the awesome responsibility of wearing a lot of hats, and perhaps taking on more than one can handle.

Right now, I’m finishing up the last few chapters of my latest book in a new series, Darkly Beings. I’ve got another 15k words to go and I am really hoping to have it completed by the end of the month.

I’m also brainstorming on the storyline for book four in my Travelers Series, Parameter. I have so many fans emailing me about a release date that I find myself so overwhelmed that I’ve created a total mental block! I promise, the story will come to me!

On top of all that, I am working part-time during the summer (in-between semesters teaching at the college) at my favorite clothing store in the whole world and it’s taking up much more time than I realized (I have to bring my laptop to work during breaks). I’ll also be teaching one summer course two nights a week for six weeks starting in July, so there go a couple more nights that I’m not writing.

Then there’s keeping up with Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and all the other social media outlets. Yeah, I’m kind of lazy about posting updates… Okay, it’s more like I forget.

But with all the craziness in my life right now, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Sure, I could stop all the madness at anytime and go back to working full-time at a 9 to 5 job. But everything I’m doing right now is to realize my dream of being an author. I already have three books published that are earning me nice royalties every month, but giving up isn’t an option. I have too many stories to tell and readers still wanting to read them.

So maybe I don’t have anything enlightening to write about today, but that doesn’t mean I’m out of stories to tell.

For all you writers out there, how do you deal with juggling it all?


6 thoughts on “Juggling it All

  1. I used to be able to juggle things quite well, then work got rather overwhelming and I’m lucky if I have enough time to write these days. =[ I prolly need to come up with some sort of schedule and hope I can stick to it!

  2. Man, if you find the magic answer, let me know! It was much easier when I had a sitter for three hours every weekday morning. Now that I’m flying solo, it’s hard to divide my time. My husband’s great about giving me time in the evenings, but by then I’m usually fried from taking care of kids all day. I think a schedule is a great idea. It’ll help to just put you in the writing mindset, which is what the sitter did for me–I knew I HAD to write those three hours, no matter what.

      1. Apples and oranges–just reading about YOUR schedule made me want to hyperventilate! 😀 I have kiddos, but none of the other things you have going on.

  3. Hi, Claudia!
    Crazy schedules plague us all, I think. You are juggling quite a lot – and multiple projects add a layer of stress I understand well. But you are plugging away – and you have a destination! That is half the battle. Best of luck.

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