Okay, what I want to know is this: How did I ever accomplish ANYTHING when I had a 40 hour a week job?
When I was working full time, I also had a booth in an antiques arcade. I also wrote. At Christmastime I shopped for elevendy-million people for Christmas, sent out over 100 Christmas cards, and baked up a storm, and managed to keep up with everything else in the house (like cleaning and laundry)
Now? Not so much.
I mean, here we are less than a week from Christmas and I'm desperately trying to fit in time to actually do my job, which is write. Okay, the ENTIRE weekend was taken up (and so was a big chunk of last week) getting ready to promote The Walled Flower (which comes out on Feb. 7th for those of you who are counting the days). I've got the library and bookseller postcards and bookmark packages FINISHED. I've rebuilt half my mailing list (that Word ate THREE TIMES in September), ran Christmas errands, shopped for stuff like groceries, and did two loads of laundry.
Today is shot. There are errands that MUST be run, people coming to clean and fix stuff around here, and more laundry has to happen. The rest of the week will be eaten up by getting ready for Sunday. (Baking, cleaning, wrapping, shopping, etc.)
All I can say is, I'd better catch up on the writing in the next couple of weeks. The good thing: I really like what I've written so far, which is always a plus.
Are you struggling to get ready for the holidays?