I originally intended for today’s post to be a little longer. In fact, I had about three pages in my Field Notes dedicated to ideas to discuss this week. But, being a stay-at-home dad full-time while attempting to become a writer part-time are two warring universes constantly in clash with one another, and you’re stuck in the middle as the peaceful arbiter, hoping to unite them as one whole.
Time is not always on your side as a parent, so optimize what you do have. Focus on the most critical and important projects in front of you.
Last week, I said the new schedule for this blog would be writing advice/inspiration I’ve learned on Wednesdays, something more longform on Fridays. On top of that, I said I would be starting up writing my next manuscript again in the hopes of finishing it up by the end of this year. I’d take advantage of my boys’ choosing to sleep in until 7:30am by waking up at 5am and getting my writing time in then.
But what I didn’t bet on was the boys NOT GOING TO BED ON TIME BECAUSE TWO TEETHING BABIES ARE A VERY REAL THING.
I woke up early on Monday, and haven’t done it since. In all, I’ve written about 600 new words for Project: NESS. Not the stellar spoils of work I was hoping for, but, you do what you can.
Until next week, I’m going to rewatch this video by Jason Pargin (aka David Wong) (btw, also think you should give it a watch, as well) and think a lot about tiny creatures for this Friday’s post.
Thanks for reading,