Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Perfect Balance

Over a month has passed since my post about playing a trick on one of my readers. If you missed it, click >>here<<. Some of you wanted to know what the trick was, but rats and phooey, I didn't take a picture. However, I am a writer, right?

So for my trick on Old Kitty, I sent a Halloween toy kitty that poops out jellybeans when you pull the tail. :) Maybe if we all beg, Old Kitty will post a picture for us. I still giggle when I think about it. The perfect trick, I tell you! And why? Because I'm not even a huge jellybean fan! ;)

Another perfect trick is balancing your writing life with everything else. Particularly during the holidays.

So here's my question to you . . . what is your trick for balancing it all? Do you forget about writing for the month? Stay up late? Ask for more time from Santa Claus (or any gift-bearing persona in your belief system)? How do you do it?

12 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Ermm.... I ate all the jelly beans! LOL!!! Oh but the pooping kitty is still around so maybe I could get it to pose with Charlie! LOL!! Awwww it was a lovely and very yummy trick, thank you!!!

Trick for balancing life? I just wing it! LOL! Take care
x

Carolyn V said...

Balancing it all? Sometimes some things have to drop so I can fit it all in. It's hard to chose what not to do, because I want to do it all. I'm totally asking Santa for more time this year. ;)

LTM said...

O.M.G.!!!!

I want a kitty that poops jelly beans! And am I reading this child's list correctly? Is #1 "time"??? That's kind of sad, CUF. :o\

Sinserle, NTM~ <3

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Ah... if only I had a formula for balance maybe I'd get more work done :) Let me know if you figure it out!

Susanne Drazic said...

Balancing writing with the rest of life? I'm having a hard time doing it. If you figure out how to do it, let us in on the secret, okay?

Caryn Caldwell said...

How do I balance it? Triage. The urgent stuff gets done first. Of course, that means a lot of stuff never gets done, which is kind of a problem. I'm luck this month, though. I just turned in my revisions to my agent, and she said it will be a few weeks before she has revisions (if any) back to me, so I'm off the hook for a bit.

Jen Daiker said...

Balance? Balance? *nervous laughter* Yeah, I'm still learning what's best. I haven't figured it out. I basically multi-task the best I cn.

If Santa could give me more time, that'd be great.

Lydia Kang said...

I'm definitely getting less done these days because of the holidays. It happens!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

I wish I had a trick for getting everything done during the holidays. I don't. So I just stress out, stay up too late, and keep repeating Christmas song lyrics over and over in my head.

P.S. I think a kitty pooping jelly beans is an awesome gift.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Fortunately I've finished editing my wip and am now querying it. I'm working on a new project but it's very slow going. That's okay. I'm not planning to start the first draft until the kids go back to school.

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

Oh boy, Janet. I don't know if it's the Christmas cheer or the letdown after Nano or what, but I have had a horrible time working on my WiP this month! I'm still attempting to edit a little bit every day, even when I don't feel like it. We don't go crazy at Christmas, so that helps. I prefer a quieter, more reflective season. :)

Emily said...

Asking Santa Claus for more time? Now THAT'S brilliant! Otherwise...balance? What's balance?