IWSG : Time Flies When You're In The Zone

Posted on March 4, 2015
It's the first Wednesday of the month and that means it's time for a IWSG post. Insecure Writer's Support Group is a forum created my Alex J. Cavanuagh (A.K.A Ninja Badass Extraordinaire) where writers help other writers with advice, anecdotes, and posts that are simply amazeballs! (FINALLY! I've been wanting to use that word in a post for some time now! Did I use it correctly? Probably not. ;-P). The group is totally awesome. Check it out.

Apparently, it's almost five o'clock... somewhere.

This month I'm gonna explain how time flies. You blink, and it's gone. It's that simple. You write a chapter, or edit a chapter, and somehow mountains of snow appear in your front lawn overnight. Well, more like over a few days, but that's that whole being-in-the-zone thing that makes a week seems like twenty four hours. First you're making New Year's resolutions and then poof! - it's freaking March!

By the way, who here is tired of the snow in the North East?!?! <<<raises both hands>>>

March in the southern coasts of Florida. Sigh...

Back to being in the zone... I've been editing the shiznitz out of my novel with the help of the gang at Quill Pen Editorial Services, who are pretty awesome. With my head down and the blinders and earmuffs on, I didn't notice March creeping up on me. Soon April and the A-Z challenge will be all the rage and I have to start the sequel to my novel and softball and soccer practices and games will begin in a few weeks and I need to trim my rose bushes and repot my plants for the spring season and....

Does anyone else feel like there just isn't enough hours in a single day? Enough days in a week/month?

Calgon, take me away!

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18 comments:

  1. Hahaaa...I haven't heard "Calgon, take me away" in some time. Love it!! There never is enough time! Just have to find extra minutes here and there during the day....

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    1. You know Cathrina, I think I dated myself with that reference. I went to youtube and found a couple of funny commercials with kids screaming. They need to bring it back!

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  2. YES. About the time flying, not the snow (sorry - Floridan here). I can't believe it's March already. CAN'T BELIEVE IT. Seriously - why are the days not 72 hours? That way I can have a full time job, write for eight hours, spend some time with family and friends and Netflix and eat. And nap. I'd like a good a nap.

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    1. Floridian? I hate you C.G.... Just kidding! :-D Florida is looking more and more enticing with each snowy winter. I bet your naps are taken on the beach or poolside. I change my mind. I hate you again. :-P


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  3. You're so right about time. I find the more I hurry to get things done, the faster time flies. Not much I can do about time except just keep plugging away at what I'm doing. Good luck on no more snow. :)

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    1. No luck. Snow day today. No school = very little writing = lots of Wii U and Xbox. Distractions, distractions....

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  4. Exactly! What you said! As I get my boots to go out and shovel snow again when I should be cutting daffodils for on my table. And A to Z is galloping towards us.

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    1. My rose bushes, the ONLY plants that have survived my lack of gardening skills, are completely covered in piles of snow. I can't even see them. :-(

      A-Z... Where is my calgon!!!

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  5. Now, I'm thinking a nice, warm bath with a Calgon-like substance is in order. Ah...thanks.
    Happy Thursday and almost-weekend, Tanya.
    Thanks for visiting.

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    1. Thanks Robyn! Calgon, and some chocolate covered strawberries. :-o

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  6. I'd blame my children for the flight of time, but I know it flew before they were born, too. It comes of wanting a lot out of our days, I suppose. But, it's lovely the way time flies when things are going well on the page!

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    1. Definitely. This is a good problem to have. I am thankful for it. Rather this than be bored with the extra time I have.

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  7. I'd love to have more hours in a day if I didn't think we'd be expected to do even more because we had more time.

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    1. Isn't that the paradox of our time? Literally. http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/paradox.asp

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  8. Time is definitely flying by . . . and I may have to slow some of my goals to keep up.

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    1. It's the side effect of being very very busy and goal driven. I've had to cut back too so I could fit in time to exercise and do other things. At least we're heading towards spring. Yay!

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  9. My problem is energy. Getting old is not for the faint of heart. Between health issues and the looming 'crossing over' issues, it feels like time is travelling at warp speed. I used to be able to do a lot; now I need a lot of naps, LOL.

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    1. Hey I'm no energizer bunny either. Naps are a good thing. I take one whenever I can! That and coffee.

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