On finding the time to write

This was one of the first moments I knew I was going to like Amy Poehler.

This was one of the first moments I knew I was going to like Amy Poehler.

 

I don’t know if you know this, but there’s a “You’re in your thirties, now” code for women…

That says you must be insanely into whatever shows, projects or other endeavors that Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are involved in. And when they do the Golden Globes together, your head should explode.

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, I wanted to talk a little about how my girl crush on Amy Poehler has grown exponentially since I started reading her book, Yes, Please. Now, don’t get your panties in a bunch. I also read Tina Fey’s Bossy Pants when it came out. And that was phenomenal. But back to Yes, Please. I’m not even 1/4 of the way through it and I already want to gush about it.

Why? Because she wrote this during hard times. Because she knows how to go for things before she’s ready. And it was especially this excerpt about writing with small children that really made me nod my head in agreement.

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PREACH. IT.

So this is me saying…

I also have a small child. I also find time to write. Even right now, I’m staring at the clock thinking, “Sleep sounds good about now. Let’s do that.” But I know I have momentum. And it’s good to hold on to that. Next week I start editing my book. It perfectly aligns with the close of a huge project at work. I’m hopeful that my 60+ hour work weeks can go back down to 40-ish hour work weeks. That’s not to say things will settle down. No, they won’t. And I wouldn’t want them to. But I will get to start some new, exciting projects and not being held to such an extreme project deadline will be a welcome change. But again, here I am. Carving out the time even when I’m still not out of the woods.

I don’t have a great way to end this, because I am feeling a bit sleep deprived and under the weather (woo is me!) so just chew on that for a bit. For a moment, I thought this might be an inspirational post about how “You, too, can find the time to write!” But I just don’t feel very inspirational. So let’s just say this is a current state of affairs.

Okay, fine, I’ll end it with one more excerpt from her book about how everyone lies about writing.

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Ugly and in pieces. Brilliant!

Okay, just go buy her book. It’s worth it times a million.

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