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My insecurity this month is anxious frustration. I'm chasing two open submission deadlines for the end of the month, and while I'm technically on pace, I have a hard time focusing on that fact, rather than on the roadblocks and obstacles before me.
Having a day job may be great for paying the bills, but working so many evenings and weekends definitely cuts into what should be time for writing/editing. I'm completely dependent on the schedules and priorities of people far above my pay grade, so there's not a lot I can do to plan or prepare. However, their priorities often mean I spend a lot of time waiting in the office . . . time I intend to maximize.
As of today, I started bringing my manuscript to the office, so we'll see if I can steal back some of those late nights and long weekends.