Wednesday, September 7, 2016

IWSG September: Finding Time & A Few Good Things

Hi everyone! It's time for another group posting of the IWSG! A huge thanks to Alex Cavanaugh for creating this group, and to all the co-hosts for this month. If you'd like to join our little group, it's never too late, and you can find all the information about it here.

Before I get to the question this month, I'd like to share a few (good) things that have happened lately: 

1) Catalyst was nominated for a Whitney Award.

2) A publishing company in Turkey is interested in obtaining translation rights for Catalyst. Which, by the way, has anyone dealt with foreign rights, specifically those in Turkey? Just wondering if I should be wary...

3) I registered for the RT Atlanta Convention, which is May 2-7, and I made it into the Giant Book Fair! I'll be signing books with 600 other authors, many of them NYT Bestselling authors. I'm really excited about this opportunity to connect with so many readers!

Anyone else going to RT Atlanta this year??

September’s question of the month - How do you find the time to write in your busy day?

This is actually something I'm struggling with right now. My kids went back to school last week, and one might think I'd have MORE time to write and revise, but I actually have less. My schedule is so choppy with taking and picking up from preschool and then soon after dropping everything to pick up from middle school. And writing after the kids get home from school? No way, forget about it! Once they get home, there's homework and after school activities and piano and Scouts and soccer, etc.

It makes me tired just thinking about it! Lol.

I keep telling myself that once we settle into a routine, it will be better. Here's hoping that's true!

How do you find time to write? Are you a morning writer or a night writer? (Lol. Night writer reminds of that TV show back in the day. Night Rider. Hahaha!)


  1. Congrats on the Whitney nomination! And I'm with you, you'd think I'd have more time but right now we're struggling to get into a schedule so everything seems choppy and crazy! I hope it settles down soon.

  2. Well done on the nomination!

    And a routine will probably help everyone and everything, including writing. :)

  3. Morning all the way. I write with a coffee cup beside and the sun shining in the window. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  4. I'm tired now as well.
    Awesome you will be signing with so many authors? How did you get that gig?
    My second book is being translated into Turkey! No idea how that works though, as my publisher is dealing with it.

  5. I'm a morning writer, it's definitely my favourite time to write. I find it extremely difficult to get anything done in the evening. Good luck getting into your routine!

  6. Yes, I remember Knight Rider...

    Too bad you can't write while picking up. I mean in those dead times when you're waiting for kiddos to get out and such. Not while you're driving...

  7. Congrats on the Whitney nomination and the possible sale to Turkey!
    I think it's really hard juggling writing and parenting. If I have something I'm revising, sometimes I print out a few pages and bring it with me when I'm waiting for my kids during classes or activities.
    Enjoy your time at the RT convention!

  8. A Whitney Award? That's epic! Fingers crossed for you. I'm figuring out the new routine too, but we've totally got this. Time for "car writing" and early mornings, eh?

  9. Yay on the RT Convention! Can't wait to hear all about that!

  10. So cool to have foreign interest in your book! Let me know how it goes:)

  11. Congrats on the award nomination! Foreign rights in Turkey — wow, I have no idea. Good for you for getting into RT Atlanta! So exciting!
    I'm definitely a morning writer. I'm in the same boat you are, though, trying to get back into a routine with the kids now back to school. We'll figure it out. (Night Rider was a good show. :) )


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