Adapting to a New Schedule

So, I haven’t revised in a good week and a half.

Part of that (just part) should be blamed on A Memory of Light (which, by the way, was TOTALLY worth the 16 year wait).  Another part is that I’ve been doing some work on the sequel to “Manifestation.” (Currently, the sequel is untitled, but the theme will be development, building, etc.  The third book is expected to be titled “Collapse.” I just need to figure out the right thing in between: “Manifestation,” “______,” “Collapse.”)  The sequel is currently up to 13,000 words.  I have an outline of all the expected chapters and major events to take place in it (much of which I already knew before I started the first book, since it’s all a continuation of the same plot).

But revisions have been lagging.  And now, as if this week, I’m back in school at Rowan University for my last semester before graduation.  Though I’m also going back in the fall for my master’s.

I tried to get to revisions last night.  I really did.  Except that I had to read one chapter of one book, three chapters of another, six PDF readings, build a course blog for one class, and schedule an appointment to meet with my adviser.  All in all, it’s a rough start to the first week of the semester.  I need to figure out how to rearrange my schedule in order to accommodate revisions into my work and school week.

Hopefully, I’ll figure that out soon.  I’m itching to get some more work done.


5 thoughts on “Adapting to a New Schedule”

  1. When my schedule changes as yours has done, I find adding 30 minutes to my day, either by getting up 30 minutes earlier, or going to bed 30 minutes later, and dedicating those 30 minutes to one new item (Read a PDF, work on blog) helps immensely. Sometimes that 30 minutes becomes my editing/writing time. I have all the faith in the world that you’ll make it work for you. Congrats on going for the MA! w00t

    1. The problem with trying to add 30 minutes to my day is that I’m already having trouble getting to bed early enough. I’ve been trying to get myself to go to bed SOONER (not that it’s been working). I’m not sure I can squeeze out another 30 minutes a day on top of my 40 hour work week and my 26 hour class week.

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