The most frequent question people ask me is “How do you do it all?” They look at me sideways, from the corner of their eyes shooting me death rays while their lips smile and say “Super woman!”.
The fact is, they are asking the wrong question. It’s not how I write my novels, teach my students, play with my son, and spend time with my friends. It’s why. If you want to do something: call an ex, lose ten pounds, get out of debt: you will.
I make the most of little chunks of time (case in point, this post, written during a 20 minute blitz on the Internet while the rest of the household sleeps) and I don’t procrastinate. Because the satisfaction of crossing something off my list, ‘getting her d-u-n, done’ as a friend often said, is better than any time waster on the Internet or television.