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Saturday, June 2, 2012
Words on Paper and Time by Margot Justes
It's been a while since I've blogged. Time has a way of
disappearing. There is work, the one that actually pays bills. There is family
and somewhere in between there is solitude. The type you need to put words on
paper. The solitude where you escape to a world of your own creation. Somewhere
in between there has be time to do errands, take care of house and make time to
Then of course, it's time for bed and you realize the day is
done. Time has flown.
That is what happened to me the last few weeks. I have a
deadline for my short stories.
Amy Alessio, Mary Welk and I are back together for a short
Coming soon to a Kindle near you, Hot Crimes Cool Chicks.
I have a request for a full submission for my paranormal
manuscript, and have to wait until my editor is ready-should be end of this month.
Have to work on another novella due in September, and so it goes.
The one thing I have learned is time is precious, and
anytime I can spend with family, is always my priority. Except for today, got an
afternoon call from Solonge (older daughter) and she asked if there was time to
go boating-I said no. She caught me in the middle of cooking-yes indeed-I was
actually in the kitchen making chili. A dear
friend is ill and I promised him some homemade chili. It's actually quite
excellent, if I say so myself. It was something small but important for me to
do. I gave Solonge an option for breakfast tomorrow morning.
Back to my point, I really have one. Time is short, we need
to pick the things that are truly important to us and do them first, and if
there is time, well then we go on to the next item on the list. I think we'll find that no matter how hard we
think our life is, there is always, always someone worse off.Enjoy your life and make time meaningful.