Saturday, December 12, 2009

Margins

Hi, folks, this can be a busy time of year. Life speeds along. On top of normal hustle and bustle, I'm in for big changes in 2010. The biggest will be a relocation to down-home Texas from fair Washington. Pretty big stuff, so I'm facing a few months of working in the margins. In ideal life, you block a good 25 hours a week for writing, add on another 8 for marketing and finish everything off with blogging, networking, and arranging the office supplies. This is the ideal writing life.

In the real life, you have 40 hours of other business commitments each week and then another 20 to 40 hours on top of that for family commitments, and then you write your book in all that spare time left-over. You write from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. and crawl out of bed at 6:30 a.m. and try to squeeze in 30 more minutes of writing. You write 100 words as many times as you can in short bursts all day. You breathe. You are very kind to yourself and others around you. You fill up the margins with your writing life.

I hope that you all scribble in the margins some over the coming weeks.

I call this week's doodle, Funky Face.



Remember: ©Molly Blaisdell, all rights reserved. If you want to use my cool doodles, ask permission first. It is so wrong to take people's doodles without permission!

And the quote for the week. Something to think about.

I am a part of all that I have met; yet all experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move. Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

5 comments:

Vijaya said...

Oh, boy, I'm going to miss you ... but I am thankful that you are going be closer to your family.

You do well writing in the margins. I've had a hard time juggling it all, but must be more like you and remind myself that those 100 words at a time do add up.

MollyMom103 said...

Hi Vijaya, I will miss you to. I will be here for a few more months...

Closer to my family is good.

Jen said...

Holy cow! I hardly ever see you, but miss you already. I'm glad its a good move.

I loved the quote and know that feeling of fading. We moved a few times when I was a child and was accutely aware of it.

I'm thankful for your blog, to keep in touch.

blessings this season,
Jen

Kjersten said...

Oh my! I missed this! We'll miss you Molly! But best wishes for you on your move. I love the photos and sketches your posting. Keep us updated.

Many blessings to your new adventures in the new year!

Kjersten said...

Closer to family is indeed good, Molly.