Diane Condon-Boutier
Diane Condon-Boutier asked Rita J. Webb:

how do you fit writing time in your busy day, what with the homeschooling of your three daughters? Nocturnal writing? if so, do you actually sleep?

Rita J. Webb And I still work a full-time job! Which is one reason why I asked my husband TJ to become my writing partner. When I'm not writing, TJ is, so even when I'm not accomplishing anything, something is still getting done.

TJ is the stay-at-home dad, and he's responsible for putting the girls through their music practice, math, spelling, vocabulary, and language arts school work on M-Th. He also delivers them to their music and dance lessons throughout the week. On Saturdays, I do science, history, and geography with the girls.

I squeeze in writing between 8 pm and 12 am most evenings of the week, and sometimes, I keep going until 1 or 2 in the morning.

What I haven't had time for is sleep and exercise, and it's taking its toll on me! I'm trying to get exercise back into my schedule in the hours before I go to work, so this means no more late nights for me! That's my New Year's Resolution: get enough sleep so I can start my day be taking care of myself before the daily chaos begins.
Rita J. Webb

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