Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wednesday French Inspiration (and a Giveaway)

Behind one of the Large clocks in the Gare d'Orsay or  Musée d'Orsay

There is a time for everything,  a time for nothing, and a time for the things in between.  A time for painting, a time for cleaning, a time for mothering, a time for writing, a time for exercise, I even hear there is a time for sleeping (I am not sure if i believe it though.)  It can get awfully hard to figure out how much time to allow for all the things you need to accomplish.  
However, without planning nothing gets done.  Timing seems to play a key role in all aspects of life and writing for that matter.

So to get some advice from my readers (within the US), I'm going to have a giveaway.  I'm giving away a copy of  The Time Traveler's Wife  (the book not the movie.) Entering is simple-- You can either answer in the comments of write a post on your blog and send me the link.  But I want to know how you divide your time (especially from those who are writers, but also from mothers in general).  
How much time is devoted to writing/hobbies, cleaning, mothering, exercising, socializing/blogging, sleeping in an average day (and/or) week? 
The entry deadline is midnight eastern standard time on February 27th.
 The winner will be posted February 28th. 
So help a girl out.
(Winner will be picked at random.)

10 Awesome Reactions:

Kristina P. said...

Oh, gosh. I blog and work way too much. And sadly, I blog a lot at work.

L.T. Elliot said...

I generally spend about 2 hrs a day blogging (although today is worse since I had a week off) and the rest of it is devoted to mothering/wifing. I do make myself write at least 1000 words a day and I don't have a set time for that. However, it doesn't happen until the dudes are in bed. =P

CC said...

you don't need to enter me (I've read the book and don't like to keep books).

But... I TRY to sleep 8 hours, work 8-9 hours, care for the kids a few hours, make dinner 1 hour, and clean the rest of the time!!

Amber said...

My reader must be broken or something because I missed this!

Anyway, I waste about 5 hours of my day blogging. Not at once. Generally. I have the computer on all day and will read through all my favorite blogs throughout the day.

As for cleaning..hah! I have piles of laundry that have been in my basket for weeks now! Clothes that I haven't seen for months! But my dishes? They are done immediately following a meal. I don't have a dishwasher so I try and keep that area free of mold. : )

Lara said...

I honestly haven't figured it all out yet. I'm learning that I tend to spend way more time doing things that aren't really important (blogging) than the more important things. And I'm learning.

This past few weeks, I've spent a good 2 hours a day practicing for my concert, I work about 10 hours a week (2 hours a day) and I try to divide up everything else in the remaining time. Oh, and I've made sure to at least do my Jillian Michaels 20 minute workout. That seemed doable for me.

elizabeth mueller said...

It's very interesting that you'd ask that. Well, this almost sounds like a trick question, but I'll put in what comes to mind. I'd have to say, to do ALL the things you've mentioned, it takes me 24 hours. It does. I scramble from sun up to sun down writing, blogging, e-mailing, writing, cooking, mothering... UGH!!!

OH!! Guess what? I've awarded you the Sunshine Award! It's waiting for you here! ;)

Patti said...

I've definitely been having issues with this concept lately. Between work, mothering, kids sports, exercise, painting and writing I don't know which way is up.

I have the book already and it's awesome.

Kasie West said...

I've been trying to cut back on my blogging because it cuts into my writing time. But I generally blog 3 times a week (same for checking other blogs). I'm lucky because most of my kids are in school, so I can do some writing during the day. But most of my writing I do at night when the kids are in bed.

C. K. Bryant said...

I've been blogging way to much and my writing is suffering. Although I intend to keep blogging, I'm not going to stress if I miss a day or don't get something posted until later in the day. I'm lucky enough not to have a job outside the home, so spend most of my day at the computer, but do take breaks throughout the day to pick up the house and do odd jobs. I've pretty much dropped my old hobbies for now, so writing is it.

Jenn Johansson said...

I try to sleep 8 hours, I spend a couple of hours blogging every couple of days. I'm trying to write a little every day, although it seems to happen in bigger chunks on some days and infinitesimal chunks on others. I try to sleep 8 hours and the rest of the time I spend on family and pretending to care if my house is messy. :)