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This past month has been extra busy, between novel revisions and the dayjob. In early April, I asked my manager if I could temporarily shift my workday to come in two hours later. I'd say this means my workday ends two hours later, but in reality, I was already leaving later, so what this really does is ensure I'm not working overtime.

There's also the matter of those two hours of writing every morning. What a lovely, lovely treat for me. So far, I've polished the first six chapters of the pirate novel into a submission-ready state, I've ripped apart the next three chapters and rewritten them into two, and I've made a dent in rewriting the two chapters after that. I won't have the new draft done by the end of May, but I will have the major surgery completed.

I'm tempted to ask my manager to extend my shifted hours another month, but I'll wait until the end of May to take stock of my progress.

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Date: 2016-05-02 04:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cathellisen.livejournal.com
I'm glad this is working for you. :)

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Date: 2016-05-02 04:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beth-bernobich.livejournal.com
Thank you. It's amazing how much of a difference these morning sessions make. It's not just writing, but keeping the kitchen in (better) order, or handling some emergency task. My stress level has gone WAY down.

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