Day 2 of My 365 Day Writing Project

Day two.

Time: 2 1/2  hours

Words: approximately 1,400

It feels good to get words on the page, even if it is late and I just want to go to bed. I feel like I could keep writing but I need to get to sleep if I am going to make it through my busy day tomorrow. So, I stopped. I had to. I stopped right in the middle of a fairly intense part that I didn’t know was going to happen when it did. The story went there, I went with it for a glorious couple of hours, but then I stopped before I could finish. I hope I don’t regret it when I try to pick up where I left off tomorrow. Is this where the discipline part comes in?

Today was an interesting day in which to find time for writing. I did steal about 30 minutes while on a break at work, which was disjointed but still productive. I took the kids to a volunteer event after dinner tonight, so by the time my husband and I got them to bed and I sat down to write, it was approaching 10:00 pm. This is not ideal for a working mom. Getting up early to get the kids to soccer camp and daycare in the morning, as well as taking on a busy day at the office sounds nightmarish at the moment. I’m so tired and wired right now. I probably won’t be able to fall asleep until close to 1:00 am.

At some point I will think about whether morning sessions will work better, but for now, I’ll let my day unfold and steal time as I find it. If that means it isn’t until the day is done and I have to stay up late, so be it. If I must cut myself off while “in the zone,” even mid-sentence, to make sure I get a decent night’s sleep, so be it. It is all about maintaining a balance in all facets of my life, while still finding time to write. Every day.

I guess we’ll find out tomorrow if I was able to pick up where I left off. Fingers crossed.