There are times, like the opening (and closing, for that matter) of school, when I just don't have enough hours in the day to get everything that I need to get done. With so many balls in the air (or chainsaws and flaming swords, depending on what day it is), I have a very hard time setting my priorities.
For example, this weekend, with just a mere inkling of what I was going to teach my students this week, I threw my hands in the air and decided to forget about it and work on my WIP. Now, that turned out to be incredibly productive for me writing-wise: a breakthrough in a sticky plot point that I really needed to move forward move forward, a character stepping up and taking charge like I wanted him to (and another getting herself kidnapped...oops), and 4k written on Sunday. Needless to say, I was thrilled about it.
However, I had just the barest idea of what I was going to do with my students come Monday. Review literary terms? Sure. We'll do that. Luckily, I'm not a first (or second) year teacher and I'm a pretty good pantser when it comes to teaching (and writing, for that matter). But now I'm behind again, with a stack of papers to grade and my MC clamoring at me to tell his story.
Thank goodness there's a DVR in my life to catch all the summer series finales while I work on getting both my school and writing act together! Unlike mine, I hope your work and writing life (if they're not one in the same) mesh beautifully. Later! Got to go write (lesson plans or WIP...that is the question).