My Mum has been persistently ringing me the last few days and asking if I was alright, which I assured her I was. On Saturday, she told me she was asking if I was alright because I hadn’t written a blog since 17 November. I love my Mum so much!
The reason behind not writing my blog is time – an all important commodity which seems to be escaping me at the moment. The week of 14th November was the start of a very crazy two weeks.
Sunday was the KiwiWriters meeting, which starts early in the morning. Monday I had the day to myself, so I did the housework, Tuesday I had grocery shopping in the morning, then a Sales Event in the evening. Wednesday I cleaned a friends house, and I had a SpecFic Meeting at 8pm, Thursday I had an Xray at 11:30 followed by Training. Friday I spent all day doing office work. Saturday and Sunday flew by and I was wondering which week I was in when I realised I had another busy week lined up, although not so hectic.
When I get busy like that, I tend to find that my time to myself just doesn’t exist and I feel myself getting frazzled and fractious – just ask my beloved! And I find that all creativity flies out the window. Critiques I had lined up to do are still in the in box, waiting for attention, not to mention the Gothic novel that was supposed to be finished in October, and now won’t be finished until early December.
I do realise that I need to make time to focus on these things, but by the end of the day, I am absolutely exhausted and all I want to do is sleep, and even that has been alluding me again. So I spend any wakeful time during the night plotting the next part of my story, so when I do get a chance to write again, I have an idea of where I want the story to go.
Over the last two weeks, I think I have managed 2,000 words, which isn’t very hopeful. I have three chapters left, and discovered that the mother is a violent woman (sorry Mum, no reflection on you at all!) and my heroine is trapped in her family home without any hope of escape. Bloody Hero appears to have disappeared off the face of the earth, typical male, just when you need them the most!
Hopefully my weeks are going to quieten down and I will get a chance to finish the story, which will now be edited in February… I just HAVE to get it finished soon!