I have been insanely busy since October. I have a job! A real grown up job working for the Postal Service. I really truly love it, but it has impacted the amount of time that I have been able to write. I tell you that Christmas time at the Post Office is no joke. Your mail carrier deserves a vacation. I am loving the job though. Lots to learn. Lots to remember. But it is really the perfect real job for me.
With the new job I have been spending all my extra time cuddling the kids and trying desperately to keep up with the laundry. Most of the time I’m so exhausted that I long for bed much earlier than was my norm.
Now that I’m getting a grove with it though I’m finding ways to balance more than just the absolute minimums to keep everything going. I am forging time to go over my novel that I have been working on for many years now. I stalled out two years ago and Ihave been stuck. So so stuck. What I’ve done though is I printed out what I had (54 pages! Not a full book but too much to just keep it in an electronic format to rework) Back in October I went through with red pen and fixed some things that glared out at me. Before USPS training took over my life I was slowly working on getting Version 2.0 into Word. Then I just had to stop. I couldn’t look at a computer screen without falling asleep. Over the last week I’ve really attempted to chip away at it. The actual transfer isn’t going very quickly. But I am researching as I go and thinking of the plot and how it will all actually go. I think, though, that I have finally gotten a real footing on some of the things that were bugging me. So it is starting to run a little smoother.
As far as getting more blog posts out there…. I don’t know if that is where I see my writing currently. I have things that I want to share. But I really want to focus on my novel when I find the time in my days to write.