People ask me this question a lot despite the fact that this is usually asked of career women with kids and I have no children.
But I suppose the question is valid because I do quite a bit. I am the founder of See Jane Write, a network for women writers, bloggers and entrepreneurs based in Birmingham, Ala. For this group I organize and host workshops, panel discussions, social events, and an annual conference. I maintain this blog and I freelance for a number of local and national media outlets.
And none of this has anything to do with my full-time job!
I said that I don’t have children, but that’s not exactly true. You could say I have 100 kids because that’s how many teenagers I teach at a fine arts high school located in Birmingham.
On top of all this, last year I exercised for at least 30 minutes every single day. I train for and run half-marathons and other road races. I am active in my community and I have a husband who would actually like to see me sometimes. (Believe it or not, I even manage to cook dinner for him most days of the week.)
My point is this: I’m busy. And I’m sure you’re busy, too. And because of your hectic schedule you’ve probably convinced yourself that you don’t have time to pursue your passions and chase your dreams. You think you don’t have time to maintain and market a blog. You don’t have time to write a book. You don’t have time to pitch stories to your favorite publications.
None of this is true.
You have the time and on January 1 I launched an e-course that I hope will convince you that I'm right. I present to you How to Write and Have a Life -- an e-course on time management designed specifically for women who write and blog.
Here's a sample of what you will learn over the course of more than a dozen lessons:
How to set goals that will help you better manage your time
How to get rid of bad habits that are wasting your time
How to adopt healthy habits that will make you more peaceful and productive
How to rekindle your romance for your blog
How to write more, read more, and stress less
How exercise can make you a better writer
How to give yourself a break
In addition to those lessons you can also receive support from me and an online community of other women who want to write and live a life worth writing about.
But, Javacia, I don't have time to even take an e-course on time management!
Stop that. Yes, you do.
All lessons for this course are posted, however, I do plan to release bonus lessons based on student feedback to address any major time management concerns you have that weren't covered in the original lessons. I'll also post new lessons as I learn even more about how to write and have a life.
Feel free to work at your own pace. Each lesson will include a homework assignment, but there are no completion deadlines. This course isn’t meant to add to the stress of your life. The goal is to reduce it.
Hi! I'm Javacia -- teacher by day, blogger by night, feminist 24/7. Welcome to the Writeous Babe Project, a blog about writing, wellness, and women's empowerment. I want to encourage women to write and live a life worth writing about. I want to be the author of my own life and empower you to do the same.