Juggling Time

I haven’t had a chance to blog in a while, things have been crazy busy. The biggest change here that has added to the craziness is that I went back to work full-time. I was used to having my days at home to write and take care of the house while everyone else was working or at school, but now I have to make time on the weekends to write when there isn’t something else going on with the family.

I chose to go back to work full-time for a couple of reasons, one being that I needed to get back out in the world. Don’t get me wrong, I love writing full-time and I loved being home with our pets and here when my son came home from school or when my husband got back from a business trip, but I needed a J.O.B. I love having a steady paycheck and I am a people person. Being stuck inside my home office every day and never seeing the outside world except to run the occasional errand or grocery shop was making me depressed.

I love my new job and I love the people I am working with, tomorrow will be my fourth week there. I am still learning to juggle my schedule and hoping to get a better handle on things here at home. I don’t like to spend my weekends in the office when my husband is home and I spend the entire week on a computer at work, so how am I going to continue to get my books and poetry written? Well, I work twice as hard on the weekends that he isn’t home. Like this one. He left yesterday and will probably be back before next weekend so I had planned to write yesterday and today. Unfortunately, that wasn’t how things panned out.

I started my day off yesterday with a trip to the airport to drop my husband off and I spent half of my day outside of the house running errands and taking care of things here at home once I did get back. On a positive note, due to my extra income, I was able to purchase a new computer this weekend and that is making writing so much easier already. On the downside, getting that set up took more time than I thought it would. I went from a cheap, crappy HP laptop that was slow and hard to type on, to an iMac desktop. I was finally able to get it put together around 2 yesterday and then it took some time to get all my files moved over and programs downloaded that I needed for my writing as well as my photography, but I was finally able to get that all accomplished in between laundry and cleaning today. I was finally able to sit down after lunch and really focus on my book and I am happy to say that I was able to type out a full chapter this afternoon.

Learning to juggle all that I have going on is going to be a continued challenge, but I am determined to continue my writing and when this book is complete, I will be taking a little time off for holiday fun with my family, if I can get this final book to my trilogy completed before Christmas, we will see. Then I will be starting a completely new novel that will be all new characters and storyline. I really think you will like it and I can’t wait to start it.

Please check out my first two books on Amazon and keep checking back for the third one, it will be coming soon! Have a wonderful rest of your weekend and happy reading or writing!

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