I started this post as "Time is a Commodity." A quick internet search brought up a gazillion or so posts with that in them. Okay, too trite.
"Protection" was the next thing I thought of, but that's not exactly the focus I wanted for this post. I've written about protecting my time. About protecting my writing time, my sleep time, my down time. Not really what I meant.
I will re-evaluate my schedule for the next round of bid/submission preferences - as well as looking ahead for the available freelance slots - and make sure that I keep the protected writing time. And, perhaps, some of the "soft times" will become set writing time. Yes. I think they will. Writing time and half marathon (walking) training!