The balancing act of my life has been teetering these past couple months, to the detriment of my writing. As noted in my earlier post, finding time to write largely comes down to priorities.
Unfortunately – or fortunately! – I have had some doozies to compete with my writing.
In February and March I had a lot of projects for my day job (read “things are going too well for my own good”), and wedding planning to catch up on.
I had planned to really get cracking on my writing at the start of April, but my sprint start has turned into a crank-sided limp.
The problem this time is still partly work (things are still going too well for my own good), and partly the unseasonably gorgeous weather we’ve been having. In Western Washington it usually drizzles most of the time until late June. This last week we had gorgeous sunny days half the time (sorry, East Coasters!).
That meant that I wanted to be out, frantically working on getting a garden in.
The days are getting longer, too, which meant that I could work myself until I was pretty exhausted.
All of these are good things, but a bit too much of said good things.
Fortunately the rains came back today, which means that I can turn my attention back to indoor things – like writing!
I have been working along on a short story. I’m a bit stuck on the ending, so I think I’ll switch to Joining the Draken here in a couple more days.
I’m due for a full read-through, with my beta readers’ comments in mind. Normally I try to do that in one fell swoop – devoting a whole weekend day to it. I don’t think that will happen with the current nuttiness, but Rob will be on the night shift this next week. At a couple hours a night, I should be able to knock it out in a few days.
I would love to get revisions done before 4th Street . . . so I’d best get cracking!