I have a writing diary. It helps me stay organized. Since having kids, marshmallow brain has kicked in big time and if I don't write it down, I'll totally forget about it.
The problem I seem to be encountering is that my daily lists just keep getting longer and longer. Which poses the question, "When can I get some writing done?!?"
How do I blend them?
How do I find that healthy mix?
I have tried not to spread myself too thin. Social media wise I use Facebook - I belong to about 8 different groups within that, Twitter, Goodreads, this blog and YAlicious (which I co-author with Brenda Howson). I also belong to Triberr and YA Lit Chat. I know I don't use all of these to their full potential. I do what I can, but it still takes up a lot of time. I don't really want to cut any of these out, but they do eat into my writing.
I have given myself the deadline of December to release Betwixt. This is going to be a challenge, but I feel up for it. In order for me to do that, I really have to make more time for writing.
So - I have decided that I am going to have two internet free days a week - my Monday and Wednesday. There will be the odd exception (eg: the Sampler Blog Tour coming up later this month), but hopefully this new strategy will give me a chance to use my son's nap times to write my little heart out.
How do you find balance?
Do you break up your time into segments?
What works for you?