This summer has been by far one of the busiest summers I've ever experienced. Between a new job with a boss that recently left, MFA course work deadlines, family visits and contracts to complete, finding time to do everything kept me up many a night.
But that is life in general. Who's life isn't busy? Writers though, have to make time for reading and writing on top of our daily routines.
I don't have a lot of advice unfortunately on time management.
I recently submitted my first MFA packet and paid work deliverables for August. I thought I had some room to breath but September is proving to be much of the same.
In terms of writing, I have four weeks to deliver my next packet (which consists of two critical essays, thirty pages of creative material and a cover letter).
So what have I learned?
I've learned that even with everything going on in your life, you have to make time to read and write.
WRITE AND READ WHENEVER YOU GET A CHANCE!
Whether it's for half an hour or a four hour stint. You need to insert that "to do" in there always.
Some people are lucky and have the luxury of reading and writing for a certain amount of time a day, but for those of us who don't, it important to remain consistent in our inconsistency. Look for those minutes and hours and keep plugging at it! You can do it!