It’s been a struggle this week to find time to get any writing done. At least, a struggle to find obvious time anyway, the reality was that I just wasn’t trying hard enough. I needed to make an effort to squeeze some time for my writing into the day, to put my foot down so to speak, once again.
And I did, reclaimed a few minutes here and there, wrote while the girls played together rather than getting involved myself – thankfully they are doing this more and more and fingers crossed it equates to more writing time for me. I’ve reached a point where I’m actually quite worried about how the editing on Lifelines is going to go though, knowing that all I really have is a small patches of time and feeling sure that an hour or so in one go would be better suited to editing work.
I have to take what I can get, and trust that eventually the baby will sleep better. In the meantime though – is it actually possible to do a decent job of editing in ten minute patches? Or am I just going to end up bashing my head against a wall in frustration? Watch this space, we’ll find out over the next month.
Which brings me to the next point. It’s the end of July! Where did the month go?
I’ve had a great month ‘off’, I finished TCM, wrote a short story, started another one, generated a bunch of ideas for both shorts and novels, de-stressed and started getting more stuff done around the house. It was a good month, and while maybe not as productive as I might have liked I am really happy with what I have done.
August means launching into Lifelines. Karen has given me some great feedback and hope as well, which I think is important when you’re working on a novel and getting closer to the end of the process. As well as this I have a few short stories still underway and I want to keep working on those too. I’m excited that they are getting better, and that I’m enjoying the process a lot more than I used to, there are a few comps coming up which I’ll be entering, purely for the experience rather than out of any misguided idea that I might win! lol