Monday morning is generally when I update my blog, let people know where I have been at with my writing, and life in general.  This morning is no exception.

Except, I haven’t done any writing for almost three weeks now.  Not that I haven’t tried!  I still have my Gothic Novel to finish, and I went for a walk last week, got all inspired, came home, fired up the laptop, made myself a cuppa, wrote a couple of lines and was interrupted by the phone.  It was my step mother in law – which was a welcome interruption.  We talked for an hour, like we generally do, having a catch up, and then I looked at my emails, and got one that made my blood run cold.  It is a work related one, an issue that does not want to go away, no matter how many times I spell it out.  Some people are just not switched on are they!  I felt so desolate after reading this email, that all my inspiration flew out the window and I felt very flat.

Last night I thought about writing, but by the time I managed to get everything organised for this morning, I didn’t have any time left.  And I knew today was going to be busy!  Raspberry picking has started.  I had phone calls to make and I have a claim to look at this afternoon in town, hence had to arrange for my son to go to another house after school, just in case I didn’t make it home in time.  I also had to arrange for my car to go into the garage to get the brake pads replaced… the list just doesn’t seem to end does it.

But there was a great piece of news this week, and I have been holding onto it because it really doesn’t seem real!  (NO I am not pregnant).  My beloved came home from a work seminar on Tuesday telling me that we got a big job to do before Christmas.  Curious, and typically, I asked what it was.  To get passports.  I was baffled, why would be need passports?  My darling husband, who works like a trooper at work and goes above and beyond the call of duty, has finally had his good work noticed, and we (him and I) are going to FIJI in February for a few days, courtesy of his work!  Most of Tuesday night was spent in a daze, walking around the house, muttering – Wow.  Passport forms have been filled in, and tomorrow they get posted off to Internal Affairs.

As for Monday Traditions, blogging, housework, getting jobs done so I have the rest of the week to relax – yeah right.  Writing hasn’t been a big thing lately, but I have been thinking about my goals for next year, and I am quite excited to get into them.  Going to be a busy year, writing wise, as I want to get three novels written next year, along with 12 short stories, and sort out the 12 short stories i did this year and get them ready for publication.

So this week, will be a week of winding down, getting organised for Christmas, raspberry picking and hopefully some bloody WRITING!

Monday Traditions
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2 thoughts on “Monday Traditions

  • December 14, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Hi Karen! I’m just popping over to your blog from the kiwiwriters site. Awesome news about Fiji! Not so awesome about the writing, or lack thereof lol. Hopefully you can get some done soon. Though, raspberry picking defintely trumps writing – at least, in my book it does!

    Have a great week 🙂

  • December 15, 2010 at 7:30 am

    HI Toni, thanks for your comments. I was able to accomplish 576 words yesterday, so I think I will go back to the simple, tried and true method of small and methodical until I can finally get my head around stuff.

    Yes Raspberry picking is fun – with MP3 player in, biking out, will be super fit by the end of summer! Plus, getting the sugar for energy from the berries! :o)


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