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Date Wed Jul-11-12 11:14 PM
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Normally, I'd agree, but I know I won't have time for NaNo this year. Even though I'm planning on encouraging others. My job was originally 4 classes this semester and 4 next semester has turned into 6 classes this semester and 5 classes next semester (oh, and these are all different classes -- it's not like 5 sections of the same class: I'm teaching Classical Literature (9th), British Literature (10th), American Literature (11th), Theatre (elective), Creative Writing (elective), and 8th grade English). These are, in general good changes (I get to teach Creative Writing!), but with only 120 planning minutes a day, I'm going to be struggling, and my job likely *will* carry over into my "free" time.

I'm going to set up a Young Writers site for the Creative Writing class (provided my Headmistress approves it) as an option, but I'll be amazed if I manage 5,000 words.

Now, part of the problem isn't just lack of time. I know I probably sound like I'm making excuses, but right now, I'm just in training, and I come home at 4:00pm completely exhausted. I have no mental energy. Somehow, I managed to fill out an apartment application tonight, but afterwards, I was so exhausted that I was in tears, and then I was snapping at my family members. I can't do that every day (and probably shouldn't have done it today).

Once I'm trying to plan 6 classes and grade work from 6 classes, it's going to be worse -- at least this year. When I only have 5 in the spring, things will be a little better. And next year, because I'll have done it before, it will be a little better (plus, they'll probably have a social studies teacher, whose job I'm partially doing). This year, I don't think I can do NaNo. But I might still be able to find time to write. Maybe that's because I've done NaNo in the past. But having other solutions can't hurt.

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What is keeping you from writing? [View all] , zette, Wed Jun-20-12 11:32 AM
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RE: What is keeping you from writing?, David Bridger, Jul 13th 2012, #24
RE: What is keeping you from writing?, MarFisk, Jul 13th 2012, #27
RE: What is keeping you from writing?, gilroy, Jul 13th 2012, #25
      RE: What is keeping you from writing?, MarFisk, Jul 13th 2012, #28
      RE: What is keeping you from writing?, bonniers, Jul 13th 2012, #29
      RE: What is keeping you from writing?, Erin_M_H, Jul 13th 2012, #31
           RE: What is keeping you from writing?, MarFisk, Jul 13th 2012, #32
                RE: What is keeping you from writing?, Erin_M_H, Jul 13th 2012, #33
RE: What is keeping you from writing?, gilroy, Jul 06th 2012, #13
RE: What is keeping you from writing?, David Bridger, Jul 11th 2012, #14
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RE: for writing and time management, Wandering Author, Jul 11th 2012, #17
RE: for writing and time management, RavenCorbie, Jul 11th 2012 #18
RE: for writing and time management, bonniers, Jul 12th 2012, #21
RE: for writing and time management, RavenCorbie, Jul 12th 2012, #19
      RE: for writing and time management, bonniers, Jul 12th 2012, #22
           RE: for writing and time management, RavenCorbie, Jul 12th 2012, #23
                RE: for writing and time management, bonniers, Jul 13th 2012, #30
RE: What is keeping you from writing?, RavenCorbie, Jul 12th 2012, #20
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