Another month, another chance for the writers of the world-wide web to connect virtually. Take a moment to click on the picture in order to check out some of the fantastic writers that make this monthly blog hop such a supportive place for all of us twittering balls of insecurity. πŸ™‚

On to my own insecurity. For many of you out there, it’s going to sound like a rerun. My insecurity, or maybe I should say my biggest challenge currently is…time.


This is what my clock looks like. Normal, not intimidating at all, right? Don’t let it fool you. It’s an innocuous-looking disguise. Come closer. I’m going to share a secret.

Are you ready?

Okay. Let me show you what my clock really looks like.


I have writing, editing, rewriting, reviews, and blog posts to finish, and do you see what my clock does every time? Seriously frustrating.

Anyone else having issues with their devious clocks, or is it just me?

About kimlajevardi

I am a forty-something-year-old writer. I'm currently drafting my second book. I've also written short stories, poems, and some non-fiction over the last several years. My interest in writing formed during countless hours with my nose tucked in books. I may have even been clutching a novel as I was born. :)
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  2. I know exactly how you feel… my time flies away with me too and I find I’ve done half of what I planned. Just do the best you can:)

    • kimlajevardi says:

      I do try my best, but sometimes my best falls way short of my intentions. Guess that’s all part of the wonderful world of being a grown up, huh? πŸ™‚

      Thanks for commenting, T.F.

  3. cleemckenzie says:

    Like the post office, I’ve removed my clocks. That way I can’t fret while watching those hands whip around or hear the digital chunk, chunk of time. πŸ™‚

  4. I think we’re all there with you Kim. Launching my first book this month has taken every bit of spare time I have. Luckily, I had time off the day job to focus on it. Let me know if you figure out how to find more time. πŸ˜‰

  5. Tonja says:

    It’s not just you.

  6. I suggest hiding your clock. Then you won’t know if you’re running behind!

  7. Glad to know I’m not alone in the clock issue, gets me every single time.

  8. melissamaygrove says:

    I have a rebellious clock, too. But, little does he know, I’m cleverer. I’m going on hiatus soon, and then thinning out my blog schedule when I return.

    Ideas for time management: Keep a blog calendar, pre-schedule posts whenever possible (I strive to stay 1 to 2 mos. ahead), blog less often if needed, use a blog reader app like Feedly to keep up with blog visits, use a service like Hootsuite to manage Twitter. Good luck! πŸ™‚

  9. Yes, I have one of those clocks too. We really need to stake out the shop that sells them and steal the hands!!

  10. Oh, I so understand!
    In fact, I’m always running out of time that one day I know I’ll not have enough time to finish a post or even a comm–

  11. laralacombe says:

    You are not alone! I would love to have more hours in the day!

  12. Cathy Keaton says:

    If only there were more hours in the day. But, you ought to pat yourself on the back for being able to do what you are doing. So much! That really is impressive. πŸ˜€

  13. Isis Rushdan says:

    Lol. Cute post. Many of us feel this way. We’re all doing the best we can. Take it one day at a time. As Lexa said, you are a Superhero.

  14. lexacain says:

    If you’re managing to do half the stuff on your to-do list while holding down a job and taking care of your family, you’re down in my book as a Superhero!! You accomplish A LOT, so don’t be down on yourself. I’m proud of you. πŸ™‚

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