Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend a writer's group meeting in a nearby town. We all can use more interaction with fellow writers, right? I was excited about the possibility, but knew I had to jump some hurdles to make it to the meeting on time. Since I'm no Olympic class hurdler, this presented some problems.
Right off the top, I had to go to the doctor with my husband about a heart-related issue. His appointment was late in the day (the last one the doc had). After that, we had to fill a prescription, head home, and make some dinner. It was almost 6:30 by the time all that was done. Too late to make the meeting. Sigh.
Then it turned out my youngest daughter (17) wanted to go shopping with some of the money she'd earned, and wanted me to go with her. That shot all thoughts of making the writer's meeting, albeit late.
So, here's the question: How do we, as writers, make sure we get our writing done, our promotion and marketing done, spend time doing the essentials around the house, and juggle our family relationships while still attending meetings and conferences?
I look forward to hearing your replies.
BTW, "Guardian" is coming out soon. Find out what real-to-life treasure the story talks about on tomorrows blog...