Since having kids, I’ve learnt that being highly organised is the only way I can cope with my two passions – my children and my writing. When they were small, I would try and have most of the dinner cooked before I took them to school. Then I could devote my day to my stories until school pickup. For some reason, this simple act gave me such a liberating feeling.
It is 1.20 in the afternoon and I’ve been preparing coriander chicken for dinner which got me thinking about this blog. Even though my kids are now university students who come and go as they please, I still try to organise my day like this. Tonight I have life drawing class, and once dinner is cooked, I can happily write until it’s time to go.
Being organised helps me stay calm, and keeps my head clear for my stories.