Sunday, November 09, 2008

Getting back into it.

I've taken a bit of a break from writing, painting and most everything I love to get into a new job.
I was sitting in a campaign meeting (a friend running for mayor) and someone came in with a job offer. The few who knew I was unemployed started pointing at me and saying "She wants it!" Well, going back to work before my unemployment ran out was a bit of a shock. Although I was putting the word out that I was looking, I never really gave it my all. I gave it to Karma instead. Whatever was meant to be, shall be.
And I guess Karma decided it was time.
Well the new job is in the county election division. I started two weeks before the election and haven't slept since. The amount of work that came through the office was unbelievable. We worked late every night & weekends. By election night (in at 5 a.m. not home till after 11 p.m.) I was exhausted! I think I'm still recovering. Like jet lag, election lag had me down for the count.
And now I feel like I'm back! Its time to take back control of the things I want to do as opposed to those I have to do. And I have a plan. Write at night, print and edit on my lunch hour. (I actually get a whole hour for lunch and finding myself not knowing what to do-at my last job I ate at my desk and did email during lunch.)
So my question is how do you slice up your time to write and get all the everyday demands done too? Do you have a schedule? Or just go with the flow?


Zoe Winters said...

OMG yes, I have the anal retentive crazy woman's schedule. I've got a production schedule for everything I'm doing lined up for the next year. But those are just projections, because I have a more detailed daily schedule and sometimes I don't produce as quickly as my overall plan assumes.

spyscribbler said...

ROFL! I wrote a post about mine this morning, and didn't post it, because I told myself it was self-centered and boring and who would want to read it?

Maybe I'll post it. If only because I have nothing else to say today, LOL!

I think you have a REALLY COOL JOB!

Zoe Winters said...

Post it, Spy!

Melanie Avila said...

Congratulations on the new job! That's great. :)

I hate posting my schedule because I don't have a job and I don't want to get hate mail. I basically write throughout the day and do other things as the need arises.

rightonmom said...

Such a great question. And I do a combo of all of the above. I've got four older kids with a little guy who's 2 1/2. I typically shoot for mid-am, late-nights, and weekends. And if I have sudden bursts of 'enlightenments' I jot it down. With NaNo breathing down my neck, though, it's any chance I can.
Good luck.

lainey bancroft said...

Congrats on the new job!

Schedule. Ah. I used to be tied to it, and for a while when I first let it go it was a huge relief. Now, going with the flow has mostly become a way for a lot of my time to flow into the blue nowhere.

I really need to establish a new schedule!