It’s so nice to be back on the blog again. Time sure does fly!
And speaking of time flying, here we are at the end of January, and I’ll bet I’m the last person here to be putting away Christmas decorations! But as of today, that’s done. As much as I love having them up, it feels like such a breath of fresh air to finally stow everything away until next year. What with trying to make progress on writing a book, plus a husband who loves the decorations and doesn’t want to see them put away too soon, we almost made it to February this time.
So now, I can get back to focusing on my manuscript-in-progress. I really like the characters, the plot and the setting. I just hope this story starts cooperating, because my daughter-in-law and I have the same due date–only mine is for a book, and hers is for a baby. What an exciting time this will be! I can barely wait to meet this new little member of our family. And as this son and his family live less than an hour away, this means some serious grandma time!! Often, I hope.
Which brings me back to my own work-in-progress. I just sat down to figure out how many pages I need to write per day to meet my deadline. Now that the story is part way done, I’ve also been working hard on mapping out the rest of it, wanting to make it as strong a story as I can. Timelines and lists and charts are now filling up a notebook by my keyboard, and I’ve been brainstorming different ways some of the subplots could go to make it all work better. And all the while, a little voice is whispering in my ear “Yippee! It won’t be long now, and the baby will be here.”
So how about you? Have you had deadlines or goals to meet, and found it challenging to focus and get it all done? Any advice for the easily distracted? :)
Looking out the window of my office (see photo) makes me shiver, and look forward to spring. Best wishes to you all for a lovely winter–and extra good wishes to those of you out East who have already had way too MUCH winter this past week. Stay safe, and keep warm!