Have you ever thought to yourself, man, only if I had more time? With the magazine, parenting, college classes and going to the gym (not to mention, you know, the basics like eating, sleeping and etc), that is exactly where I find myself this month.

I was recently told that I would have to stop doing one of my daily activities if I wanted to start podcasting once again. I responded with, "No chance!"

I believe there is always a perfect balance with everything in life, a strong routine helps maintain a balance. If you look hard enough, you will find time where you can shave off and add it to another or new activity—like, sleep.

I know I just lost about three quarters of you, but sleep is an extreme example. But the human body can be trained to routines, you sleep for five hours a day (including weekends), and before you know it it will become the norm.

Now, sometimes life happens and things do not work out the way you want them to be. Case in point, I've been working on another Science Fiction story called, "Too Late," with everything going on, I was only able to finish a few pages this month. So if it wasn't for Alan Russo for pulling a Hail Mary and finishing his Sci-Fi story this month, or we might of not had a piece for that genre this issue. But, me not finishing was not due to the lack of trying. Believe it or not, I just had to stop writing this commentary because, my middle child dropped her Gatorade on our blue carpet. So I had to stop, bust out the OxyClean and clean up the spill, like I said, Life happens.

So if you want to be more productive in anything, take a broad stroke and say to be more productive in life—you have to put in the effort. You're not going to get that novel written, portrait painted or a song recorded, if you sit around saying, "I wish I had time to (fill in the blank)," and not find time to do it!

When I first started working with my mentor, Terry D. Scheerer., he told me something that changed my life forever! He said to me, "You're talented, you know what you are doing, but do you know what your biggest problem is?"

I was baffled. I was a big headed twenty-something, so I asked, "What?"

Terry told me, "You never follow through."

I gave him excuse after excuse about how hard it was to find time to finish the gazillion projects that I had on the back burner. His rebuttal was classic, if you know that you don't have the time either, A) Don't start a new project or B) make time for the bloody thing!

I took that to heart, I lied out a daily routine for each day of the week, and no matter how much a pain in the ass it was a time—I found time to do it!

All right, kids, that's enough from me this go a round and hope that this inspires you!

With respect to you all!


David K. Montoya
Founder of The World of Myth Magazine
And Other Stuff Too.