A quarter of the year gone! I am equal parts contented and disturbed by this – contented because every passing month brings us closer to the end of our renovation. And disturbed because, well, every passing month means the year is flying by, my kids are growing older and my writing is progressing too slowly for my liking.
I recently read a book on time management – 168 hours, you have more time than you think by Laura Vanderkam – I’ll write a separate blog post on this later. I followed her suggestion to keep a time log for a week, tracking time from waking up to going to bed, in half hour increments. Tedious – yes! Illuminating – yes! Because I could see that I spent more time in March on our renovations than writing. And my writing moved slowly.
So I don’t want to make any grand writing plans in April because I need to catch up on my writing and blogging, and because it’s school holidays. And because my husband and I have started watching House of Cards!
I’m pleased I sent off my first book into a publishing competition and to a literary agent. Fingers crossed. I’ve written half a short story – will finish it off this month and send it off to another competition. And I’ll keep going with my second book, using all the gems of information I gained from Kate Forsyth’s writing workshop.
Thank you for reading my blog – I’m so grateful for your support and interest.