Thursday’s Thoughts: Redeeming the Time

In case you don’t recognize it, my title today is taken from Ephesians 5:15-17: See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

When I first began working as a virtual assistant, I sometimes marveled at how little time I had for my writing. “I’m home all day,” I thought. “Why can’t I get anything done?” I had to realize that when you work at home, the key word is work. I was at home, but that didn’t mean my time was my own.

Since then, I’ve stepped back from the virtual assistance thing in order to focus on that writing I always struggled to have time for. But now that my authorial life has expanded, I seem to be finding even less time for actual writing than ever before. What a conundrum!

As mentioned earlier, I’ve gotten into blogging for the publicity aspect; if people don’t know I exist and have never heard of my books, they’re not going to buy them. But on the other hand, they can’t buy my books if I can’t manage to get them written. Rather than helping with book sales, are my blogging efforts holding me back from accomplishing what God wants me to do?

I can see I’ll have to make some changes next year. In the meantime, I’m praying for wisdom to know what those changes should be.

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4 thoughts on “Thursday’s Thoughts: Redeeming the Time

  1. With two books published this year, I’m learning how exponentially that tension between promotion/marketing and actual writing increases. I try to guard my early morning hours for writing and worry about promotional work later in the day, when my mind is too mushy for effective writing anyway.

  2. Thanks, Glenda! Yes, I know about you and those productive early-morning hours, and I’m impressed with that every morning when I get up bleary-eyed and blearier-brained, realizing that though you’re a time zone later, you’ve been up and writing for 2 hours already!

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