Fantastic Friday Writers - The White Rabbit

Author: Anastasia V. Pergakis // Category:

I know I’ve been absent as of late and I apologize! I announced a while back that I was going to enter the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award so the editing has taken up all of my time outside of family and school.

BUT, I’m here now and that’s what counts right? This week, for Fantastic Friday writers, we are talking about how we find the time to write especially since many of us have jobs, kids, and school. Heck, some have a combination of all three!

I’ve talked about my crazy schedule on this blog before, but for the new readers, I’ll give a brief recap.

  • I’m a stay at home mom – just me and the little man most of the day while hubby is at work.
  • I am going to school to earn my bachelors degree in business.
  • I have created two online businesses, one of which is open! (Check it out! Anastasia Creatives). The other is nearly there and will be open in by the end of February.
  • I moderate writing workshops on Savvy Authors.
  • I participate in 3 different blogs, including my own. (Okay, mine falls behind a bit a lot of the times but with everything else can you blame me!?)
  • I belong to a solid critique group that I talk to every single day. (Okay, they’re my best friends, but seriously, they rock.)
  • AND I write and edit and create cover art and build book trailers and make websites for my friends.

I’ve had many people ask me how in the world I find the time to do all these things and the answer is quite simple.


I don’t have a set schedule, (like I could follow one anyway), I don’t have a nanny or a babysitter, or a maid and my son isn’t old enough to be in school yet. I just do it. Because I love to do it, because I have to do it, because I want to do it.

Sure, I do go a few nights without sleep but I’m willing to sacrifice a little sleep to follow my dreams.

So, if I was to give any advice to my fellow writers out there, here is a bit of wisdom I learned from AA of all places.

If you want it badly enough then you’ll make it happen. (In AA we add, “Remember the lengths you would go to get a drink and apply that same energy to something positive.)

And one last note - Don’t make excuses! JUST DO IT!

9 Responses to "Fantastic Friday Writers - The White Rabbit"

J. D. Brown Says :
January 28, 2011 at 2:35 AM

Bahaha! I'm going to point you to this post next time you complain about a scene gone wrong or how horrible editing is! :D

Dawn Embers Says :
January 28, 2011 at 4:12 AM

I need to follow your advice more. The 15 for 15 contest is over so it's time to just do it and get my novels done. Woot!

Revelation Painter Says :
January 28, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Love the advice "Just do it."

Alex J. Cavanaugh Says :
January 28, 2011 at 9:06 PM

The nike people had it right!
And sorry, Anastasia, I missed your blog this morning. My apologies.

Annie McMahon Says :
January 28, 2011 at 9:27 PM

I can't follow a schedule either. Sometimes I wonder how I managed to even write a book, busy as I am. But like you said, if you REALLY want to do it, you always manage to find a way.

Great post! And good luck with ABNA!

Jay Says :
January 28, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Schedules. Kids. Family. Work. Shoveling snow. Bah! I'm with you. Just do it! ... starting tomorrow. Promise!!!!

Anastasia V. Pergakis Says :
January 29, 2011 at 1:08 AM

JD - You do that! :P

Dawn - Go go! You can get them done, just keep working at it!

Revelation - Thanks!

Alex - It's okay! You read it now, and that's what counts.

Annie - Yes indeedy. Just keep moving forward. Sure it might take a while but you'll get there! Thanks!

Jay - Tomorrow? Why not TODAY? :)

Elizabeth Mueller Says :
January 29, 2011 at 8:21 PM

Yikes! I can't believe I've let this slip! I thought this was scheduled for another day. *SIGH*

I do follow your advise, but I tend to let my networking overflow into family life and my writing has been nil lately. :/

♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

Haley Jo Says :
January 31, 2011 at 11:23 PM

Ah, the joys of a hectic life...

I hope you will keep us updated on the contest. I'm sending you tons of good luck dust and thoughts and whatever else I can get away with.

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