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What I’m Reading:
Because I’m an idiot of monumental proportions, I’m now juggling three books when I don’t even have time to read one. The other night, I was craving pretty prose, picked up my copy of Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and got sucked it. Seriously, what did I think was going to happen? Sigh.
What I’m Writing:
Well, I didn’t meet my goal this week. Not even close. I have a good excuse though, which you can read about below. I did squeak out 1600 words, which included rewriting the end of a scene that didn’t even factor into my goal, and I also organized some of my notes for the scenes I was supposed to write. Concentration was pretty much impossible this week, and I’m hoping I don’t get completely derailed in the next while. Again, see below.
What Works For Me:
Um…not much this week, apparently. Sometimes your bag of tricks just runs out or doesn’t have what you need in it. I’m giving myself permission for writing not to work right now though. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, see below. (Hmm, do most people even know what broken records are anymore?)
What Else is New:
So my family just found out we’re moving 4000 km away to New Brunswick. Whether my husband got the job transfer he applied for was the news we were waiting on last week. Remember that trip we took to the Canadian Maritimes back in November? Well, it wasn’t just for fun. We were actually on a “recon mission” to see if we wanted to move there, and the answer was yes. There are still a lot of things that have to fall into place in order for this to happen, but hopefully it’ll all work out. Meanwhile, we’re in panic mode trying to finish up house renovations, getting rid of half of what we own, and making all sorts of other arrangements. Let me tell you, prep for a cross country move is beyond insane, especially when you’re not even sure yet what kind of time line you’re working with. It’s exciting, BUSY, exhausting, and pretty darn scary all at the same time.
And that’s why my brain has been incapable of concentrating on writing lately. I really wish I’d been able to finish this WIP before our life was thrown into chaos and adventure (we’re kind of hobbit-y when it comes to adventures), but things happened a lot quicker than we anticipated. Maybe once the initial surprise wears off and we’ve made a nice dent in our moving arrangements I’ll be able to focus on writing again? Not sure. Crossing my fingers though.
Well, that’s my news. So how was your week?