by Marie Marshall
What I’m currently doing:
Judging the Aval-Ballan Poetry Competition, promoting my poetry collection I am not a fish, tweeting, listening to one Led Zeppelin track per day because I committed to that task, organising a handful of fellow-poets and one artist to make a small chapbook anthology, looking through someone else’s poetry collection with a view to giving editorial advice, working, doing household chores, eating, sleeping…
What I’m currently not doing:
My own writing…
Something needs fixed.
Can’t figure out what, though…
This reminds me of the funny-to-everyone-but-me joke in our house a couple of years ago, which was that my then-six-year-old daughter was spending more time sitting on the couch writing stories than I was. Once I figured that out, it wasn’t as difficult to find the time to finish my novel, and I did within ten weeks. It’s not that I was being competitive — I don’t think I was — but I realized I needed to set a good example for someone who clearly would take the bait.
Good luck balancing your tasks. It can be so difficult! I still struggle with it and always feel better (and get more done) with encouragement. 🙂 It’s especially hard during certain very busy months, usually tied to the academic calendar.
Is the anthology the one Kasia is involved with?
Snap. Let me know if you find a solution.
And here I am laughing at the construction “needs fixed”. 🙂
Wishing you insight into the balancing,