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  • thesurrealari

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    My biggest challenge is time as well. For example, my son has gotten off his schedule this summer, and apparently midnight is his new bedtime. My wife leaves for work at 6am. I have to be ready for the kids from that point forward, so I’m feeling the time squeeze a bit right now.

    One thing I try to do when this happens is to submit more. It takes less time to submit a story than to write it, and if I get interrupted by a kid waking up, for example, I can come back to it later without too much frustration, and not be worried about the lack of continuity. At least I’m doing something, then, to advance my career as a writer.

    I also want to echo @buddyscalera about getting things done and needing deadlines. I am a multitasker by nature, and usually have 10-12 open projects. (I also read 6 books or so at a time). Deadlines are key. I end up entering a lot of contests, even if there is only a small chance of winning, as at least they help me finish stories which I can then submit elsewhere.