Wednesday, August 3, 2016

August Goals/IWSG - Finding Time

It's a new month and I've been at my new job for three weeks! I'm really enjoying my new job. I'm working as an infant teacher and starting to bond with the little ones. I'm enjoying my baby cuddles! I'm going to miss the big kids at the school, but I really do like playing with the little kids now. :) Also, I'm cutting down hours at my retail job, so hopefully I have a little less stress and more writing time!

It's time for an update in goals!

Here are my goals from July:
* Write 10,000 words

* Read four books

* Buy a new bookcase

Isn't my new bookcase beautiful?? :)

I love my Captain America figurines!

I completed all of my goals from last month!! Yay! :) I also did get my reading done. Barely. :) I managed to read three books, though I wanted to read more. My to-read list keeps growing!!

It's Not Summer Without You (Summer, #2) by Jenny Han
We'll Always Have Summer (Summer, #3) by Jenny Han
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Goals for August:
* Write 10,000 words

* See "Star Trek Beyond"!
I love Star Trek so much!!! :)

* Read three books


Also, today is a meeting of The Insecure Writer's Support Group, which posts on the first Wednesday of every month and is run by our Ninja Captain Alex Cavanaugh. This is a place where writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds.

To make this post short, I'm really feeling insecure about finding time to write!! I'm work an average of 50 to 60 hours a week between my two jobs. I love both jobs, but it's a lot of work. It's hard to find any time for writing, which is hard. When I'm not working, I'm trying to find time to relax.

How do you balance work and writing? :)


  1. Lovely bookcase and Captain America figurines. Congrats on completing July goals, loving your new job and the best of luck finding writing time.

  2. I'm glad to hear you achieved all of your goals for July! I love the bookcase. I also want to see Star Trek Beyond, and I'm hoping I get the chance soon.

  3. cuddles are the sweetest. I do like your new bookshelf :-) All the best with your August goals - it's got to be challenging juggling everything you have going on. Cheers - Ellen