I’m calling time out on my story Broken Notes, because things have been so chaotic it’s been hard to keep up. Mainly, it’s because of my job, which probably should be done by 2-3 people, and hit the point right before Thanksgiving where I hit mission failure. The Army soldier in me, where it’s “accomplish the mission,” hated doing the fact I couldn’t do the mission. But I told people that I couldn’t make the deadlines any more.
After I saw this post from Kristine Kathryn Rusch on indie writers and scheduling, I realized also that I wasn’t being realistic about my time. If I wasn’t working, I was trying to write something. What I wasn’t doing was taking a day off–a real day off–each week.
So I’m having to step back and figure out how to rebalance everything to keep from burning out. I’ll still work on the story, but offline, where I can do it.