Time Is Ticking Away From Me

“If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.”

~Anthony J. D’Angelo 

In my battle to become more productive in my writing I am struggling with the fact that I can’t cram more time to write in a single 24 hour day.  I’m just not as young (in either actual age or spirit) as I used to be and I can’t even find a way to force myself to stay up all night like I used to.  

I still go to bed relatively late (around 1 am) but even staying up that late doesn’t prove to make me more productive.  When I was younger I would be up from the time I woke up early in the morning until almost the same hour the next morning, working on only one or two hours of sleep (if that).  And when I was up, I don’t just mean awake and conscious, I mean alert, on the move, and with non-stop energy.  

Now, even though I go to bed late it is no longer because I am able to bounce around with energy beyond my control and channel it into sitting in front of the computer to work on my novel (not that I don’t try).  This is what I am battling to try and change.  I am trying to be able to get more work done in the day so that I have some work to show for the time that is flying by faster than I can blink my eyes.  

I would like to know whatever energy pill that all the famous, over-producing novelist’, and screenplay writers are taking and how I can get my hands on them.  I suppose I just have to discover the key to actually getting the sleep I need and still getting a sufficient (and by sufficient I mean way more than the average person can get done in one day) amount of work accomplished in a normal 24 hour period.  If anyone out there has figured it out please give me a hint to the magic solution. 


Jimmetta Carpenter


The Diary: Succession of Lies (Now Available)

Writing as “Jaycee Durant”







1 thought on “Time Is Ticking Away From Me”

  1. Frankly, I think there is no magic solution. You have to be in love with writing to the point where you do it even when you don’t feel like it. I think that, when you commit yourself to the art form, you do it because you can’t help it.

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