Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Time Passing

Time marches on.  No, it feels these days as if it speeds relentlessly forward.  Can you believe that 2014 is half over already? 

I'm a full-time writer now, and the only "kids" I have at home are my dogs.  My husband's around, too, and he takes on a lot of tasks as well as helping out with the pups.   

Years ago, I had a full-time job and also had our sons around and growing and needing lots of attention.  Plus, I was a part-time writer.  And, yes, we had dogs.  My husband had a job and a business and lots of stuff of his own to handle.  Juggling worked.  We used a lot of time, but it always seemed to flow well. 

I'd always assumed that I'd have a whole lot more time to accomplish things when I decided to leave the full-time working world.  I used to be an in-house lawyer, and when I left that I took on law projects--and did have some more time for writing. 

But now I'm not lawyering any longer.  Do I have even more writing time?  Well, yes.  And no.  There's always something else taking up my time, often related to writing.  Like letting the world know about my latest releases.  Book number 37, LOYAL WOLF, number 6 in my Alpha Force miniseries for Harlequin Nocturne, will be an August release.  I'm also gearing up for the release of my first Superstition Mystery from Midnight Ink: LOST UNDER A LADDER, which will be an October release. 

I do spend a lot of time writing, too.  That's partly because I'm currently writing four different series, since I'm also working on another Harlequin Romantic Suspense book, plus I'm writing a second mystery series for Midnight Ink.  I've mentioned some of that in past blogs and will undoubtedly mention them again. 

And as I've also reported here before, my dogs like lots of attention, which I give them, of course. 

So more time in my life?  It somehow doesn't seem that way.  What time I've got always seems taken up by writing or promoting or dogs or personal projects or talking to my husband or... well, it always seems taken up. 

And that's how the second half of 2014 just seemed to sneak up on me... 

How about you?  How fast does time seem to pass for you, and does it improve or get worse as time goes on?


Betty Hechtman said...

My biggest problem with time is that I seem to forget that the future becomes the present.

Four series! Wow!

Linda O. Johnston said...

The future definitely does become the present, Betty--but then more future opens up ahead of us!

And, yes, I suppose I'm a bit nuts but I sure have fun.

Beverly Button said...

I'm kept home by a chronic illness and old injuries, but I used to be an LPN. I always wished for more time at home and imagined all the things I'd accomplish. What a laugh! Among housework, laundry and friends calling for help with computer troubles, I'm as busy as before.

Linda O. Johnston said...

Sorry to hear of your illness and injuries, Beverly, but at least you don't sound bored. And you can guide friends through computer troubles? That's great!

Tracy Weber said...

Time literally zooms. When I was a kid, it seemed to crawl. Now it runs at light speed.