What Lori's post got me to wondering was what are the barriers in my life that keep me from that level of productivity. Although the last couple months have been the most productive I've had in a while, I've definitely not sent out nearly 40 query letters.
What I'm working on now
- Posting on my blog on a regular
- Researching markets and querying magazines for articles (I say again, not 40. I promise you!)
- A couple small freelance projects
- Always stretching myself by reading and learning about my craft
- Outlining and beginning my first book
I know that I'm not sitting around making excuse after excuse to not write. I'm getting "stuff" done, just not quite as much as I'd like. I must not make excuses. Do you think Lori is? I sincerely doubt that!
One of my biggest problems is that I always worry I'm not giving my children enough of my time. After all, being with my girls and giving them my best is the reason I am home right now. But what I've learned is that sometimes giving them "my best" looks different than I expect. Instead of thinking I am depriving my children of my time, I must keep in mind that I am doing more than something I enjoy. I am showing them that mama's goals and ambitions are important, and so are theirs - they can accomplish anything they put their minds to. I must continue to press on and reach all my writing goals.
Yes, it's a juggling act. No, it's not impossible. Those barriers are surmountable and so are yours.
What are some of the barriers in your life?