This morning sitting here staring at the computer screen, I was thinking about how to juggle everything I need to do. I feel exhausted today after waking up at two o'clock in the morning dreaming about giant Troll looking things that fell from the sky. They were coming to take over the world. In reality, maybe my sub-conscience is telling me I'm diving in head first and trying to achieve the same thing the Trolls are pursuing. Well, in that case I really need to figure out my time management. Right now, It's not managed at all.
I have been a hairdresser for twenty years this year. My entire career has been nothing but schedule, schedule, schedule. I have to be so time conscious. With writing I keep finding that my days and hours are limited, and I'm not getting as many words down as I should. Truthfully- I need to quit my day job. I need to focus more on my new found passion for writing and story telling.
Back to that balancing act. I know we only have so many hours in the day, and that number isn't going to change just because I would like to add a few more hours. I need to pull it together and make myself follow a tight schedule at home just like I do at work. Easier said then done. I am pledging to myself that I will write a schedule to keep my writing, wife, mom duties, house, and work stuff all in order. I want to dazzle the world with my stories, but I need to get the stories written.
Watch out world I am getting organized. I am going to get all my ducks in a row and blow all of you away! In the meantime, any time management pointers would be greatly appreciated.
I had the pleasure to do an interview, for one of the book sites helping me. It made me really think about the why ... Why am I writing?
To best answer that for myself-simple, I love it. I know that I have a lot of growth still to reach a higher level with my words, but I love it. I have a constant need and push to write the words that form in my crazy, hair-brained mind. I only wish that I could write all of my worlds and adventures faster than I have been.
This has been a wonderful journey for me personally and in the process I hope that I can possibly inspire others to follow their dreams and mostly give everyone the best damn story my imagination can muster. I will strive to keep giving you a ride of a lifetime every time you open one of my books.
In the meantime ... my brain and fingers are hard at work trying to achieve just that. As far as all of you, just keeping believing. The world offers any opportunity you are willing to push for.
I apologize to all of you for not giving a forewarning to the abrupt ending in my first novel. However, it has definitely got some great reaction ... just what I was hoping for.
There is a light at the end, so don't fear. I am working diligently on the second book, Broken Again. Treva Stone and Ronin Hollister will be in your hands again soon.
I will keep everyone posted on the status as it progresses. I'm shooting for a September release... let's keep our fingers crossed.
Author RJ Heaton
Writing leads to so many endless possibilities. Let's see what worlds we can build today.