I hate trying to work myself into a schedule. Hubby D’s swing shift schedule in the Winter is the worst. It changes month to month. The first week is usually the hardest, the second weeks is smoother, and by the last week of the month, when I’m just getting use to the schedule and working writing time in, his shift changes.
Unlike D’s work schedule, adding T’s school schedule to the mix was easier then working writing into. With my eldest, T, at school and the youngest, K, at home everything is in chaos. K isn’t sure what to do with herself during the hours without her sister. So mommy is having to entertain her, only she doesn’t want anything to do with that. Then when T gets home from school, T wants to show off what she’s learned and K wants to boss her around and fight with her.
I think the whole school thing is going to drive me insane. K has about two years before she starts school even though she’s only 17 months younger than her sister. She missed the age deadline by 16 days. Which means my writing is shoved over to when I can get to it. So it’s time to do something different. I can’t keep up the gardening, house cleaning, Ranch work, and entertaining the youngest with writing the next story, editing, and blogging. I know there are some people who can, but I’m not one of them.
Since writing is more important for me than marketing and blogging at this time. I’m once more cutting things back. I’m working on a schedule that allows me to be there for my hubby and my kids and yet allows me a few hours to work on my writing business.
What things have you had to change in your writing for family and work?