Someone asked me this week how I find time to write, which is easily the most common question put to me when people hear I’m an author. The first thing that came to mind was this wonderful quote from JK Rowling:
“People very often say to me, ‘How did you do it, how did you raise a baby and write a book?’ And the answer is–I didn’t do housework for four years. I am not superwoman. And, um, living in squalor, that was the answer.”
In a week where I had a book release, beta reading, layout designing, piano teaching, toddler wrangling, AND I was praying desperately that I wouldn’t go into labor before my launch party on Saturday (good news: looks like I’ll make it!), this quote resonated deep in my soul.
We don’t have the time to do everything. So make the time to do what’s important to you.
Great post! This is a much more realistic description of how writers or anyone manage their time. Some things just don’t get done when you’re busy with something else.
Exactly! We all have the same number of hours in the day–it’s just a question of what we do (or don’t do) in those twenty-four hours.
Sounds like my modus operandi. And if anyone wants to visit, I tell them to call a day or two ahead so I can clean before they get here 🙂
Haha, yes! Visitors are pretty much the only thing that can motivate me to a good, thorough cleaning. 🙂
You’re superwoman, there’s no denying it.
Haha, I’m glad you think so. All I want to do right now is curl up in a corner and not move for a week.