That work/work balance

For once I set myself sensible deadlines for the different stages of my editing – and surprisingly I was doing rather well. (I am a master procrastinator.) Thinking about your writing as a job with real deadlines has worked for me. However, my goal for August 31st will not be achieved, thanks to that other looming presence in my life, which is my actual paying job. Normally I try to maintain a healthy rhythm and leave when my day is done, but when things get hectic and everybody is struggling the days become all work and no play, and no writing.

I currently work in the media industry, as a subtitler, so work can sometimes be play, which is a good thing as it saves you from going insane when you’ve spent nearly 12 hours in the office. August has been quite a ride and I hope it will slow down soon as I’ve just left England for two weeks of family fun times…and more work. Instead of packing my writing pad, it was the work laptop that had to tag along.

Luckily my own writing has flexible deadlines, but I’m in awe of all of those who manage to juggle writing and work, and sometimes family too. Here’s to you, and to September – hopefully a month full of writing!

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Read: Save the Bees! —by Liil

Lovely and important post about Bees by Liil, we should all know about this! And do check out the rest of her blog, it is gorgeous.
/Nina

Not so long ago, I was inspired by the Sentimental Cynic blog when she wrote about saving bees. I’ve heard this many times, but before looking into it I didn’t fully understand the full meaning and consequences of losing bees from the planet. If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth then man […]

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First/Första

Words are important. They are a great many things besides, but I felt that was a good place to begin. That’s also the reason I wanted to start my first proper post here by sharing a quote (yes, one of those deep, celebrity ones). I can’t rememeber when I came across this one, and true or not it struck a cord with me and has reminded me quite a few times to just get on with it. Like this blog.

“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now.” – Hugh Laurie

En bra start på bloggen tyckte jag: sprida lite ord. Just det här citatet har jag gillat länge, kan inte riktigt sätta fingret på varför men det har hjälpt mig ett antal gånger. Vare sig det är sant eller inte har det liksom funnits där i mitt bakhuvud. Vi lever bara en gång, lika bra att utnyttja den möjligheten – je ne regrette rien, som Edith Piaf skulle säga.