Checking In

Wow, I can not believe I didn’t get a single post done last week.  That’s quite frustrating and disappointing to me.  I enjoy blogging and I like to keep all of my readers reading!  Unfortunately, sometimes life gets in the way and other things take precedence.

I wear many hats.  I am wife, mother, taxi driver, homeschool mom and writer, and currently contest judge.  We will be finishing our homeschool year at the end of this week!  Then I have to prepare for our end of the year evaluations, which will take place on May 11th.  Next will be my middle son’s homeschool high school graduation — there are three activities planned for this on three different days.  We will have a private graduation ceremony at our church on May 29th with family and friends, and my son will be a graduating class of one.

I am planning on decluttering my house during our homeschool break as well as making some items to put in the freezer to make dinner on busy evenings easier and some of our other favorite items that I don’t have time to make more regularly.  I also plan to create a schedule that will include a schedule for all of my writing and writing related things that I hope to put into place and into use before the new school year begins.  I hope to have become disciplined and successful at it so that when the new school year begins, I will be able to keep it flowing.  I will only have one student in my homeschool this year, our youngest son, which should make having the time for writing easier as well.

I have made some wonderful writing contacts/friends over the past three years as I have been writing, some online and some in real life and I appreciate each and every one of them/you.  I completed a novel in November, but am not happy with it and have no intention of publishing it.  However, I will not throw it away because I have learned that a writer should never throw away or delete any writing, no matter how bad they think it to be because you can always go back and fix it, change it or use part of it in another writing project.

I began a new novel in January 2016.  I am still working on this one and am very excited about it.  I have enough ideas to write at least two more books following it that will create a trilogy or series.  I have completed five chapters and recently had the first chapter and part of the second chapter read by some people whose opinions are important to me, and I need to take some time to go back and edit these five chapters before writing more, so that is my new goal on my novel.  In addition to that, I hope to be posting regularly here on my blog again, and looking for some shorter writing projects that I can do in hopes of bringing some earnings into my writing life.

How about you?  Do you find life getting in the way of your blogging at times?  What are your current goals?

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5 thoughts on “Checking In

  1. Whew, I know what you mean about being busy, and I totally get what you mean about those “get them out of the way” novels that don’t stand much chance of ever making it to the light of day, but they’re important to write to help us figure this whole,complicated novel-writing thing out.

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    • Yes, they are important to the process. I believe mine was important to get me writing again. It’s the first story I’ve written in many years, but now I am writing something I really enjoy and have ideas to create at least a trilogy of. So that “get it out of the way” novel I finished in November was an important stepping stone.

      Thanks, Eve.

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  2. Aw, thank you so much for your kind words, Jill. I’m sorry we didn’t get to talk more at the conference the other week.

    Your goals sound great! I hope you get some pieces published as well!

    Yes, our kids do grow way to quickly. It’s important to cherish every possible second with them. That builds wonderful memories for them and us.

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  3. I’ve missed your posts, but totally understand about life getting in the way of writing. That happens over here too. Goals for the upcoming months? Wrap up pieces of writing that are scattered in files all over my computer. Submit writing samples and hopefully get some pieces published. And, cherish every second possible with my kids–they are growing up way too fast!

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