Guilt, I haz it. When I learned of the thousands of handwritten pages by J.R.R. Tolkien in the Marquette University collection, I had to remind myself he lived in a different time altogether where he could sit down for hours without distraction and create a whole alternate universe. I have trouble writing a thousand words a day set in real times! Tolkien had four children he loved dearly, but we all know he didn’t do the day-to-day jobs of cooking and washing clothes for them.
I constantly struggle with setting aside time to write, and I’m terrible at multitasking. In fact, walking and talking sometimes fit my definition of multitasking. Usually, I either get up very early in the morning or work late in the night when everyone else is asleep in the house, because I just can’t write with too much commotion around me. So I made this little short video to look at the lighter side of juggling two very different occupations. How do you all do it? ~ Dee Garretson