Lately, I feel like such a slacker. Perhaps I'm being way too hard on myself, but I have seriously let my writing slip. With the health scare, my new job and the move, I haven't worked on my manuscript. At all. I took a break from my critique group, and I really want to get back into it. I don't want to be that writer who starts a project and gets so far and then stops. I want to see my project to the end, even if it doesn't get published. It's one of my new year's resolutions, after all.
The tough part is finding time. I've been on overdrive with the new job, trying to learn everything and meet deadlines that hit right as I started. (It was a pretty sharp learning curve and still is, I'm not going to lie). And mentally I couldn't add more to my plate with the scare about my heart. And whenever I'm home my energy is spent on packing. But still, I want to find time. I need to find time.
It amazes me how others manage to juggle it and handle it all. My critique girls - they have jobs, they have kids, they have busy lives, and they manage to finish manuscripts. And do queries. I can't manage to even squeak out a few chapters in my rough draft. And I don't have children demanding of my time. Man, I feel like a slacker.
Perhaps I'm being too hard on myself, but what can I say? I am my biggest critic. But to all of my writer friends out there...how do you manage? What's the key to finding that time and making it work? Because I could use all the help I can get!