Monday, March 12, 2012

Where does the time go?

Have you ever noticed that there are just not enough hours in a day. I always begin my day with a long list of tasks that I want to accomplish. I do admit I am easily side tracked from time to time, but still, at the end of the day I often only accomplish a fraction of my wish list.

My excuse -- the day is just too short. It definitely can't be MY fault! I mean, not like time management or prioritizing tasks would be wise or something -- would it?

I accomplish big tasks. I get out of bed. I find time to eat dinner. I watch a favorite show or two. I don't miss a Giants game or the Blue Devils playing. So, I just don't understand how the laundry doesn't get done, the dishes don't get washed or the carpet vacuumed. I mean, I did get the important stuff covered. Sometimes I wonder why I even bother, LOL. I mean paper plates are cool, right?

Then there are those days when I get lost in writing. I love those days. It's a lot easier to get lost in the writing than in the editing. I think my misery over my lack of daily accomplishments comes from the fact that I can write two chapters in the time it takes me to edit one. My frustration level rises and I suddenly have a dozen new stories that I'd rather be working on instead of slugging through passive voice, too many adverbs, and weak words.

In the end, I remember why it is all worth it. When I sit back and get to admire something that I hope brings as much enjoyment to others as it has for me. It makes it all worthwhile when I have offers to be beta readers because they are so excited to get the next book in the series. Sometimes, accomplishing only one thing in a day is awesome -- when it's the right thing.

I still blame not enough hours in a day most of the time. Just think what I could accomplish. I mean, I'm down an hour now because of daylight savings. I could have read a book for that hour. Dang that spring forward.

8 comments:

  1. Time is a crazy thing. That's for sure.

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    1. It is. I never know where I lose all my hours in the day.

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  2. Great post Bridget.
    Do what you can and the rest can wait until tomorrow.

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    1. Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow? LOL. I live by those words too often at times. I always find something I'd rather do today. Read, watch a movie, take a nap...it's dangerous stuff.

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  3. Hey, Bridget! *waves* Our posts are very closely themed this week. Mine was about keeping from drowning with all of the stuff that goes on. Glad to see you're a sport's fan. I'm gearing up for baseball; not that my poor Cubbies are going to be very good.
    I hope the week is treating you well.

    -Jimmy
    http://jamesgarciajr.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hey, Jimmy.

      I'm a huge sports fan. Pffft, Cubs beat my Giants in cactus league play today. I am gearing up for March Madness first, with baseball to follow. Woot!

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  4. LOL, I love paper plates!!!!!!!!

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