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Everything But

May 16th, 2012 by Steph

I’ve been MIA from this blog.

I have my reasons. I swear. Most of them have to do with moving. I’ve been ripping apart the house like a mad woman sorting through my stuff (WHY DO I HAVE SO MANY THINGS?) and making lists and lists of things to do before we begin our week-long road trip to California.

In the meantime, I’ve fallen WAY behind on writerly things. Ideas for future scenes of my WIP are flowing, and I’m jotting them down as they come. I’m itching to sit down and WRITE, WRITE, WRITE. But alas, I must wait. I’m horrible at multitasking. I’m more of an all-or-nothing girl. When I’m writing, I’m writing and not doing much of anything else.

*throws darts at to-do list*

Are there any suggestions on how one becomes a multitasker?

4 Responses to “Everything But”

  1. Ruth says:

    Ha! I’m the opposite, most of the time – if I’m not doing at least four things at any given moment I feel like I’m wasting time!

    Even if it’s just little things like checking email while waiting for an appointment, or writing a blogpost in the bathroom while the kids are playing in the bath. Start off with little things like that, and soon you’ll be cooking dinner while packing up the kitchen stuff for the move with your laptop open working on a pitch for your next novel while plotting another one in your head : D

  2. Steph says:

    Thanks, Ruth!

  3. I am a short burst mutli tasker. I will get tons done in lots of areas all at the same time for a few days then fizzle out and end up shuffling around my house with a vacant look and zero energy for awhile before my next burst happens. Sometimes I think about those high energy people like Tom Cruise or Tony Robbins or Ryan Seacrest and feel guilty…but most of the time they just make me tired. So no advice…how about empathy? :)

  4. I’m a one-at-a-time kind of person too … but when there’s a lot on the go and I NEED to get a lot of things done, I try to schedule them in chunks of an hour.

    For instance – 1 hour of email, 1 hour of writing, 1 hour of cleaning … once my hour is up I have to move on …

    At least that’s the theory … :)

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