Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Balancing is tough stuff

I've started this post five times now. And I've finally decided to backspace through the last one and throw in the towel. (I know writers are suppose to be more creative than to use age-old trite expressions but it's going to have to do for now.) I could attempt to write a humorous post about balancing my life and at best I might eek out a little self-deprecating summary of all that's making me crazy. But I'm not even going to try.

Here's the deal. I have a really hard time balancing everything that's going on in my life. I try as hard as I can to keep the pen moving, the kids on track and the day job paying the bills, but it's tough stuff.

Tracy and Jill - I can't wait to read your books. Congratulations to you both! Please don't forget to set aside enough time to enjoy what you've worked so hard to accomplish. That's the part of the balancing act that is the most crucial.


Maureen Lipinski said...

I agree--it's never easy. I always feel like if I didn't love writing so much, I'd kind of want to blow up my laptop.

Tracy Madison said...

I agree with you, Lisa...the balancing act is tough to achieve. Honestly, I think actually balancing the two is impossible. Because guess what? Sometimes a kid is a sick, and that weighs in heavier than anything else, and sometimes we might have to give up a night out because we have revisions that are due NOW. Regardless, something always pops in that destroys whatever balance we manage to achieve--at least in my experience.

And thank you! I am enjoying it. It's been pretty great so far :)

Jillian Cantor said...

Balance is always hard for me, too, but I guess it also keeps life interesting! Thanks for the nice words :-).