- I don't know either.
- I can't stand to be "not busy".
- I have a wonderful support system to pick up the slack.
I think that #3 is the most important one. I have a husband who will watch the kids if I'm at a political meeting or out at a Pampered Chef show or needing some writing time alone. I have a mother who can be counted on to provide childcare (even if she has to rearrange her day) if I really need it.
Whenever someone asks me how I do what I do or what helps me do it, I am usually stuck for answers. So here's my attempt:
Support Groups: I love my online groups. My top three are The Writing Mother, PWAC and Freelance Success.
Time Savers: Grocery delivery service, Chapters Wish List (so I don't overspend!), Blackberry so I know what I have in my inbox before I get home.
Associations: PWAC, WGA, CAFE. (My favorite resources for professional development.)
Great books: Shirley Jump's How To Publish Your Articles, Terry Whalin's Book Proposals That $ell.