Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Juggling Act - Part Two

You read about it all the time.

"A single parent-- working six jobs while raising nine kids and going to school for a masters in Chemistry found time to write their first smash-hit novel..."

Ok. It's a bit of an exaggeration, but you know what I mean.

I got up at 4:30 this morning to try and get a little writing in before the kids wake. Well, I think I got in about 40 minutes before 'life' started.

The cats needed to be fed, the dog needed to be walked, my partner (who was up before me) was running around making coffee and getting ready for work. I setup for the kids breakfast, answered a few work e-mails, setup my 'Good Reads' account and finished the first phase of registering my own domain (www.rbwood.com just redirects to this blog at the moment....but my new e-mail 'me@rbwood.com' works to my iPhone etc...).

Suddenly, it's 7:30 and the kids are about to stir. With a week off from work, I've packed it with things to do with my children. We'll be off to the park in a bit.

So to all you multi-tasking 'writer/parent/rocket scientist' types out there: Respect.

I need to learn to juggle better. Perhaps my friend Chris can help...he's been juggling for years...


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