When I saw my friend Niki’s new necklace, my first thought was, “That’s exactly what I need.”
My second was, “But only if it’s real.”
I think J.K. Rowling tapped into every writer’s–and or at least every woman’s–greatest fantasy when she created the time turner.
After five weeks abroad, I vowed not to become the stressed out crazy woman I was before my vacation.
Yeah, that lasted about a week.
I took on a management role for one of my clients, convincing myself that I could squeeze all the extra tasks into my regular shift. And that the consistent, reliable pay check would make the loss of flexibility and expendable time worth it.
Meanwhile, the editing and public-relations side of my business is really taking off. And I’m grateful–it’s a wonderful thing to have several streams of income and to realize, without a doubt, that I’ll never be imprisoned in a beige cubicle ever again.
But what I’m insecure about this month is, how on earth will I ever get everything done? I did manage to finish my latest novel, Monsters In Our Wake, since I returned from Greece, but there’s only four months left in the year. Time enough to write two more books and revise three? On top of everything else?
I hope so.
But hope, as wonderful as it is, won’t give me more time.
How I long for Hermione’s little device, even for a couple of months.
I wonder if there’s also a device that ensures we spend our time wisely….
Could probably use that one as well. In fact, make it two.
Thanks to everyone who commented on my balance post–so sorry I haven’t responded yet, but I will. As of next week, I’ll be back to my regular blogging schedule, and that includes visiting your blogs as well! Hope everyone had a great, insecurity-free summer.
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