Friday, August 5, 2011

The busy schedule of a writer

This week has been hectic as I've been trying to work through my Beta feedback. I've had to adjust my schedule to get up earlier and stay up later to get time to fit writing around the life of my summer-enjoying kids.

It's going pretty well, but I'm starting to get exhausted being up late and getting less than 6 hours of sleep a night. Now I'm not complaining, because when I get that time with my WiP it is peaceful, and I accomplish a lot. About two chapters a day at this rate. I should be done with the notes from my Beta's by the middle of the month, which gives me another chance to polish and get it ready for a Fall query.

What is one thing that you have had to sacrifice during your writing journey? I've read a lot of people neglect cleaning, or do less things with the kids (Having 3 kids makes this nearly impossible)?

I give up sleep and hope that its worth it in the long haul.


  1. Hi John, I couldn't find your email ... but you won the signed copy of Elana Johnson's POSSESSION way back when (Sorry for the delay, I've been traveling for work and ill). Can you please email me your information so I can get the book sent out to you? Thanks!

    windy.aphayrath (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. Thank you. I will email you today.