Challenged. My status for today. It could really be my status for everyday and the reason why I might look dazed and confused sometimes. You see I have several hats that I wear and, being me, I try to do them all to the best of my ability. So I learn how to juggle. Women are experts in multi-tasking, it's true, but my life is much more complicated for me than keeping a few balls in the air. I have to ride a uni-cycle, wear flipper sized shoes and balance a plate on the end of my nose and still keep those ball up there!
As challenging as all of the above seems to be, I wouldn't trade any of them and I certainly couldn't see myself, say, dropping music to be able to write more. Maybe some might think that I'm not dedicated as a writer but I can't drop the things I love to do. This year, not only does my first novel come out but my second album is also due to be released. I can see myself arranging a book launch and album release party in venues across the road from each other and rushing from one side of the road to the other. But you can guarantee that I will be singing my heart out on the stage and rushing back to my book launch with equal enthusiasm. I suppose with so many things to challenge me I can only hope that everyone around me agrees that I'm getting it all right!
So yes I have a lot on my plate but what is life without a challenge?
A couple of helpful tips to consider:
How does a writer manage their time when there are so many other things to do? Are you writing solidly or do you have a day job and write on the side? What did you have to give up so that you could write? Tell me what works for you.