Update | Stealing Writing Time

There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.

Bill Watterson

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Another month, another 36k or so words written. Holly is doing this story, and it’s supposed to be turned in by now. It was supposed to be a short story, but things don’t always go as planned, do they? I’m now staring at a 45k long story.  

A couple of weeks ago, I told my publisher I was a good way through and just needed to wrap the story up… I’ve written 19.994 words in the last seven days. The wrapping up didn’t go as easy as I believed it would 😮   

Hubby has been away, so I’ve put the alarm early in the mornings as always and gone up to write, then I have juggled kids, animals, and housework, only to sit down to write in the evening again. Evenings are not my time of day, my brain shuts off sometime in the early afternoon, but I’ve written a few words at least. 

And we’re still in the middle of republishing old stories. They’ll come a bit more sparsely during July and August, I think we have one story in July and two in Augusts, but I’ll be completely honest and say that titles and dates are swimming around in my head without much order at the moment.  

It’s easier with Holly, there I know we have one story a month during the summer. Next month we’ll have some vampires, and in August we’ll have some shifters LOL  

I’m trying to come up with a plan for the coming months, but I know my hours at my day job will increase, and it’s so hard to plan. I always want to do more than time allows, and have a very hard time accepting not being able to write as much as I did last summer. We’ll see. There will be stories, but how often and in what order, I can’t tell you at the moment. 

I’m 53% done with my yearly goal, so I think I’m doing pretty well. I’ve written 133.562 words all in all 😀 

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