Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Finding a Balance

It's already ten days into NaNo, so I'm sure that some of you have been typing away and are now seeing some great results. I'm jealous. I sooo wanted to participate in NaNo this year, but when I actually sat down and figured out my time, I decided that I should wait until next year, especially because Hubby and I are reallly trying to save up for a house right now. In this effort, I have been scouring the job boards and attempting to focus more on copywriting to bring in the extra income. So far, so good.

The only downside is that I've been spending so much time working that I haven't had nearly enough time for my kids. It can definitely get hard trying to find that balance between work helping your family and then work actually taking away from your family. Oh well, I guess that's the life of a freelancer, I suppose.

Anyway, long story short: I didn't do NaNo this year, due to time constraints. I'm sure it's an amazingly difficult, fun, and rewarding experience, and I can't wait to join in next year! How is it coming along for all of you?

(By the way, I've let all this extra work get in the way of blogging and tweeting. So I am determined to work out a better schedule - even if it means having to cut out a little of the extra work - so I will see you all again soon. :)


Chantal said...

Not doing the whole write a book in a month either. But I am trying to finish the book I've been working on for the last few months.

Sarah said...

That's cool that you've been working on a book! Wish I could say the same. I do have a screenplay that's been a WIP for over a year now...I really need to just finish it. If you don't mind my asking, what's your book about?

Anthony Souls said...

I just discovered NaNo a month ago; I had planed to try and write a novel within a month (since I have been wanting to write a novel for once but I failed too). Whenever I try to write a novel I give up from writers block within the first couple pages (sigh).

I have good ideas, I believe, but I am horrible at implementing them and grammar. It is really a bummer seeing how I want to become a writer.

Well best wishes to you, have a good one.

Sarah said...

Hey Anthony,
thanks for checking out my blog! Just wanted to say that if you've got the ideas and the drive to be a writer, then you're already one step ahead of the game. Have you considered taking a basic writing or English class to help you get a better grasp of grammar? You can always polish up those skills, and then pursue your writing dream. :) Best of luck to you!

Anthony Souls said...

I bought some grammar books to learn from, just haven't gotton around to it (sigh). I never could grasp grammar though, even in school it was foriegn to me. Perhaps, I can get better but I'm going to try and try a novel before that happens.

I do have the ideas; I seem better at creating the ideas than implementing them. Whenever I try to implement my ideas, I feel as if I'm dead inside or that it really sucks and stop; I really need to stop that.

Well thank you for your words of encouragement. I am bound to at least create a novel and see what happens.

Best wishes, Anthony Souls.