I have the following things that must be done by next Friday:
- Create the ePUB file for Hogglepot Issue 1, Volume 1.
- Move the editing services page from my blog to Hogglepot.
- Read Hogglepot submissions and dole out rejection and acceptance letters as needed.
- Finish critiquing Darby's manuscript.
- Prepare Thursday D&D sessions.
- Purchase vest materials for Renaissance Faire costume.
- Sew the vest for my costume.
- Cut out and sew skirt, blouse, and vest for my friend's costume.
- Purchase materials for tunics for our husbands.
- Cut out and sew tunics.
- Finish fantasy short story.
- Read two books (Deadworld and Alice-Miranda at School)
I've had to take things off the list as some things become more important than others. Unfortunately, when I'm in a time crunch, I move writing to the bottom of the list. If the words are hesitant that day, then I leave the computer and work on something else. I don't have time to sit in front of a blank screen for more than ten minutes. I didn't write at all on Thursday and Friday because I was working on other things. I hate not writing, but when push comes to shove, writing is the least deadline-oriented. I try to keep it my top priority, but life gets in the way.
When life gets hectic for you, do you still make time to write, even if it means something else may not get done? How do you cope with priorities?