The other day I wrote a guest post for the folks at Historical Tapestry who had asked me whether insights from my historical fiction survey will change my writing plans. As I deliberated, one issue kept leaping of the page – MY MOST PRECIOUS COMMODITY IS TIME.
Of course, this statement is obvious and one that has come to mind before but the issue seems much more compelling since I launched A Writer of History and conducted a major survey. My ‘to do’ list is rather out of control these days leaving only dribbles of time for my novels.
I know I have bum glue. Every morning, coffee in hand, I check into my office around 8:30 and rarely stop until late afternoon. But now there are blog posts to write, interviews to organize, bitly links to tweet, Facebook and LinkedIn and Goodreads groups to check, comments to reply to, Twitter followers to check, emails from readers or other writers who have liked a particular post or have a question about survey results.
Don’t get me wrong; I’m not complaining. In fact I’m quite excited about the activity level but I do need to think seriously about whether I am spending time on the right things because as far as I know, no one has invented more than 24 hours in a day.
And at the moment, I feel like a juggler spinning too many plates.