Welcome Pembroke. I'm happy you were able to stop on my blog on the MuseItUp Publishing YA/MG Blog Tour.
People always ask me: Pembroke, when do you find the time to write? I work two part-time jobs, I have two children under the age of 5, a spouse, and a dog and a cat. My days are pretty busy. It seems I would barely have time to think, let alone write.
But the answer is very simple: I have a schedule. You can track my day from the time I wake up until I go to bed and pretty much know what I’m doing from hour to hour. For some, that sounds boring and predictable. Others would call it a rut. Personally, I enjoy being in a rut. I enjoy knowing what the day will hold for me. In reality, it’s the only way I can get stuff done.
Even my cat has a schedule. She knows when I’m getting ready for bed, and she watches me. When I head down the hall, she races in front of me, jumps on the bed, and gets ready for a few minutes of play and scritches. She does this every night. On some nights, I go to bed later, and she gets a little distressed. She jumps on my lap and meows in my face.
Without my schedule, I would find a bazillion other things to do that don’t include writing. If I have a set time, I fill it. I hear so many people talk about how they would love to write, but they don’t ever have the time. Well, I can tell you, time doesn’t just fall out the sky. You have to make time. You have to dedicate yourself.
Just because I have a schedule, trust me, things still happen to alter my plans. There’s illness, surprise visits, sometimes I’m too tired to work, and sometimes (very rarely) I do something spontaneous.
Writing is my passion, and, someday, I hope to make it my job. I can’t do that if I don’t dedicate myself to it. The only way I can find time is to schedule it.
Pembroke Sinclair has had several stories published in various places. She writes an eclectic mix of stories ranging from western to science fiction to fantasy. Her stories have been published in various places, including Static Movement, chuckhawks.com, The Cynic Online Magazine, Sonar 4 Publications, Golden Visions Magazine, and Residential Aliens. Her first novel, Coming from Nowhere, is now available at eTreasures Publishing and Amazon.com. Her story, Sohei, was named one of the Best Stories of 2008 by The Cynic Online Magazine. If you would like to contact Pembroke, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or pembrokesinclair.blogspot.com.