Not talking about the famous book, Getting Things Done.
How do you get things done?
It’s life. There is writing and editing to be done. There is my job to work. The house to clean. Husband and child to spend time with. The energy required to grow a child. (Okay some of those are just mine, but not entirely unique to me as a writer, mom, human being).
After listing all that I feel like the woman in the photo.
And then there is marketing and networking. Which means devoting time to reading and commenting on blogs. Spending time on Twitter looking for interesting articles which give me ideas on writing new blog articles and also allow me to retweet and connect with more people.
There is also your own blog to write. I would love to do more reviews of Smashwords and other books. But then I have to take time away from all those other things to read the book.
I love reading. I love reading indie books. And reviewing and promoting them. But when I’m writing, I like to keep one plot line in my head. And this new plot line is a real struggle for me.
There isn’t time to balance all these things. You have to choose and for the next while it has to be writing and the house and the family.
Instead of worrying about what’s not getting done, you should worry about your biggest priorities. The rest will be okay without you.
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