I decided to set a word count goal for myself to see if it would help me stay on track with getting the novel finished while still juggling my paying work and my family life.
I started on Monday with a goal of 1500 words a day (weekends included - might as well aim high, right?). I wasn't able to reach my goal on Monday, getting only 861 words down.
Tuesday was better as I wrote 1523 words. This was good news for the novel but bad news for my attempt at bringing the desired balance to my life as to get those 1523 words down, I totally neglected my paying work and my children.
So far today I have been at client meetings on the phone (paying work) and haven't written a single word of the novel. But, the day is not over!!