IWSG: Readjusting

Brought to us by Alex J. Cavanaugh-sensei
and the Insecure Writer's Support Group.

I'm writing this two weeks ahead, but it will give me time to wrap my mind around actually doing what I'm planning.

I haven't had a full time job in 3 or 4 years, and even in the last two jobs I had (temp, casual-seasonal admin), I had so much free time that I spent it writing my blogs, reading, and editing my MS...and playing games on the sites that weren't blocked. Being an administrative assistant at the hospital, I have so much more to do, and also, I don't want to get caught doing other things online, because I know people get written up for that stuff here. I've been saying for weeks now that I would schedule my posts, but I'm HORRIBLE at that. haha

Also, I want to write, and it's been a while since I've sat down at my computer without feeling like it's a chore, and sadly, that's what blogging is becoming to me. I know it's not for everyone, but I do enjoy it sometimes.

So, I have to readjust in a different way, and that is to scale back my blog posts. I struggle to post two or three times a week, so I'm going to see how posting once a week feels, twice on IWSG week. It would just be a matter of when. Maybe alternating Tuesdays and Fridays. I have Tuesday Tales and Fast Five Fridays. It wouldn't make much sense to do them on other days.

Well, we'll see. Wish me productivity.

By the way, the last IWSG post was my 100th Post on The Write Mage! I missed it!

This month's IWSG question: How do you find the time to write in your busy day?

Well, see the above. lol I used to be able to write every day, and now my mind is so cluttered, but I'm about to change that, so I can get back to what I love.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Scale back then. That's what I did a while back and once a week works for me. You don't want blogging to feel like a chore.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Deb, sounds like you need to take time for yourself. Put your feet up. Read a good book. Don't worry about blogging. Winters coming, there'll be time enough.

Rachel Pattinson said...

I think scaling back sounds like a good option for you right now - you don't want to keep going the way you are, and burn out completely. Take some time out for yourself, and you never know, maybe in a few months time you'll feel like writing more again. Good luck!

Rachel x
September IWSG co-host

Sheena-kay Graham said...

The fact that you are readjusting your lifestyle to fit your new job Deb, proves that you are on the right track.

Jennifer Williams-Fields said...

My writing fluctuates with how much I'm working. At times it really upsets me, but I'm trying to learn to remember that writing will always be there. And just because I'm not currently writing full time doesn't mean writing can't be important to me. I think you are smart to have a plan ahead of time to keep blogging.

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Thanks, Alex!

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Thank you. :D

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Thanks, Rachel!

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Sadly, I don't have much choice, lol, but thanks!

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