I’ve been neglecting my blog. I know. When my schedule settles I’ll be better able to figure out where it fits in.
I told you that I started a new part-time job. Obviously, it takes up time, and I’m having to rearrange how I normally do things and find a new routine. Example: I worked this morning. It was only a couple of hours, but I did my grocery shopping after and got home just in time to have lunch. After lunch, I cleaned the kitchen and the bathrooms, then I took my dog out to play. By this time, it was 3 o’clock, and I had yet to get out my computer for the day.
I got the computer out next. Did the normal everyday things, checking email, bank accounts, etc. I finally got into my writing, and actually had a success! I finished chapter 16 today, and I have a brief outline for chapter 17, so I’ll be ready to jump right into that tomorrow. I even came up with a new plot twist that I’m excited about exploring. Which brings me to now, when I’m churning out this blog post and thinking about when I need to start on dinner.
I’ve had a busy day. And I’m tired, because my new job keeps me on my feet, and I’m not used to that anymore. Plus, I haven’t been sleeping well, because I can’t seem to shut my brain off after I lie down.
Things will get better. My body will adjust to the extra activity. I’ll be able to schedule my house cleaning chores on days when I don’t work, which just wasn’t in the cards this week. Everything will fit, I just need to go through this adjustment period first. Until then, my posts may be farther apart than I’d like them to be. But, as I’ve said before, this blog doesn’t top my priority list. My writing does. So, when I get out my computer these days, my fantasy project needs to come first. If there’s no brain or battery power left after that, then so be it.
If you’re a regular reader, please bear with me. The point of this blog is to be an outlet for me to share my writing experiences, and fighting for time isn’t a unique experience.