Long time, it seems, since my last update. Or maybe we’ve just woken up in the Groundhog Movie, and we just keep living the same horrible day over and over. Ha!
I’ve been waiting to post an update, because life was going to change in a big way for me. If you’re signed up for my newsletter, then you already know.
Right after I posted No Vision for 202o, I got a job. I was supposed to start Monday, March 16th. I was waiting to see how much headspace I would have after the transition before I made any decisions regarding my blog and writing commitments, but as you all know, everything has been frozen in time, all of us locked in these quarantine bubbles, each of us dealing with a completely different insanity.
So, I waited.
But the days are turning into months. Ha!
2019 had me building steam and ideas for projects and blog posts for 2020, but now I don’t know how much time I can devote to them. I don’t want to go dead on social media again like I did after I began working in 2017. Unfortunately, I only have so much time and head space. We shall see what my schedule will look like once all this crazy lifts, and I will be able to start my job.
In the meantime, I’m facilitating the kids’ school work through their distance learning and hunting for toilet paper. Just kidding! Sort of. Ha!
And I'm writing!
Yes! I am still writing. Chapter 45 and counting! Well, actually, I scratched 45 and I’m rewriting 44. But I am getting close to the finish line!
Once I’m finished, my plan is to find a few readers to offer feedback on the story and dive into writing the first drafts to book two and three. We shall see!
I’ve been trying to read, but I’ve been having a really hard time focusing, processing the words. I’ve had to reread sentences a few time to understand what they were trying to say. Ugh. Anyone else struggling with that?
Currently, I’m reading
- 52 Lessons from It’s a Wonderful Life by Bob Welch
- The Emotional Craft of Fiction by Donald Maass
- Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire with the kids at night…when we have time. Ha!
- Called to Create by Jordan Raynor
Did I mention I was all over the place too???
I have a stack of fiction books, but I’m not sure what I will dive into next. I need something lighthearted and easy to read. Do you have any suggestions?
How are you doing?