I’m Laura. And I’m a workaholic.
I have never been a workaholic, in action or proclivity. But when you’re a freelance writer, it sneaks up on you. You don’t want to turn down work because tomorrow, you might have no assignments. But before you know it, you’re overwhelmed with deadlines and working nights and weekends. OK, maybe not you, but me, for sure.I didn’t realize how bad it had gotten until we started working on house and yard projects for Maddie’s grad party (which was Sunday, and which we survived–whew!). We were working every night and through entire weekends, and I just kept falling further and further behind. Nights aren’t really the problem, actually. I occasionally will work on something for an hour or so in the evening. But I’ve started putting in probably 8-10 hours over every weekend, too.
This is not what I want to do. I love to write, and if the muse visits and I write a bit on the weekend, great. But the truth is, the work I’ve been doing over weekends isn’t writing–at least not my creative, just-because-I-have-to-write-this writing. Instead, it’s copyediting, blogging, CLN work, social media stuff, answering emails, creating my e-letters, etc.
So…I’ve got to get this figured out. I’m going to have to get more realistic about how much I can accomplish each week. I’m going to have to winnow down my goals and to-do lists. That is hard. But there’s a lot more to life than work, so…I’ll be figuring this out. Wish me luck!