You Have Enough Time

Time. No matter what you do in life, you’re probably complaining about it. I certainly do.

More often than not, I wish I had enough time. I wish and whine and wonder about it. “If only I had more time, I could do XYZ!” or “I’m so busy, and if I just had more time…” 

But what about this: what if we take the time we have given to us, and run with it? Complaining about not having time won’t do you much good. I will often get to thinking, “I have so many projects I want to do, drawings to draw, books to read…”

It’s a different mind set you have to think in: God has numbered our days. What we have is what we have, and I don’t mean that at all in a doom despair and agony kind of way. God has given you enough time to do what He has for you to do.

We needn’t be at all worried about not having enough time to get stuff done… because we will. He has equipped us with the things we need, the talents, the motivation, or the call to action… why wouldn’t he give us the time we need as well?

The hard part, then, is accepting that you might not have time to do all the things you want to do. But that goes back to the fact that God has blessed us with all of it, even our days, our air, our fingers, toes… all of it. So our little whims become a whole lot smaller.

So take the time that you have right now, even if it’s only fifteen minutes here and there, an hour on the weekends, and run with it. Do the thing you know you have to do, be it write your novel, edit your story, paint that picture, make music.

Take your time and run. If something is stopping you, throw it off. You have enough time.

What are your thoughts on time? Do you struggle with getting distracted and wasting time? (like me? >.<)

My apologies for dropping of my camp updates. I’ve been really slacking in camp and don’t have enough material to warrant a post.  I‘m in an Alice in Wonderland play and I’m Alice so in this current season of my life, I don’t have much time to write. 😉 

I guess you’ll have to wait till next we for me to wrap up camp and the month! After that I won’t be blogging till May 14th, which is after this play is over. But do keep your eyes peeled for a q&a questions post! My blog-o-versary is on the 8th. 😀

Camp NaNo Update: Week #1

I’m back with my semi-non-sensical NaNo updates. This is either good or bad, depending on whether or not you liked my ‘crazy’ updates from last November.

The were basically one part weekly wrap up+one part stats+one part gifs.

That is what I expect these Camp NaNo updates to be like. *cue banjolele music because banjo+ukulele is cooler than a plain banjo*

Camp NaNo update 1

WHAT HAPPENED:

Well, I finished editing Sparrow Singing just in the nick of time to start editing its sister, Truth Remaining. You haven’t heard much of her… honestly, she’s been the neglected ugly WIP in my life since I finished her in 2015.

That was the year I realized I needed to take this trilogy somewhere… hence starting this blog, etc. 

//giphy.com/embed/CwGQADqfIyz6MSo Truth Remaining, TR for short, may be the sequel to Sparrow, but it takes place a) three years later b) in another part of my story world c) with a “different” protagonist.

Are you pulling out your hair? Don’t be. It shares a few on the same characters… then they all get together in the third book *happy slightly tormented sigh*

Here’s the whole synopsis/cover of TR, if you don’t want to go over to my writing page.

Thea is comfortable where she’s at. Mostly.Truth Remaining

She successfully made it through childhood. Sure, she wasn’t chosen for the institute, but she was for the cleaners. She proved herself trustworthy and ended up on top of the ladder. Finally passing age eleven, she’s promoted to a respectable, government job. Prison cleaning.
Until three years later, there’s a new prisoner. A test one, she’s told. And Thea has been promoted to rehabilitation of this test prisoner back into the regular workforce. But it isn’t assisting him to work in the nearby factories, or any other normal job in the Main Sector. No, it means returning to fields shrouded in a culture she left years ago.

That means facing the truth she let hurt her so deeply, a truth she abandoned as a lie years ago.

Fun stuff right? Thea is ridiculously fun to write. I’ll have to do a beautiful people interview with her next week. She’s so… bossy and in charge even though she’s fourteen. Poor thing. Who’s idea was it to give her a prisoner to rehab?!

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WHAT GOT WROTE:

Well, TR clocks in *around* 73k. Not too much, but most of that is NaNoWriMo babbling, back story and other junk. I’m re-writing it this month and I have a goal of 35k.

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So far, (I haven’t written today) a grand total of 14,569 words re-written. *happy dance*

 

Are you doing Camp NaNo this April? What’s your project about and how is it coming?