Alright guys. I don’t have long for this post. Life has blown up around my ears and I barely have a clear view of the door, which I fear I’ll never reach through all this muck.
Yes, I’m being dramatic. But there’s also lots going on, and that mental space I need to finalize the novel I’d planned to publish this fall just isn’t happening.
Here’s a very quick “life” update. Just like everybody, Christmas and Solstice always bugger up my writing plans with a myriad of additional stuff to do. Cooking, baking, crafting, shopping, wrapping, gifting, gathering, reflecting, celebrating…it’s all precious, and we need these activities in this season. We need to think about something outside ourselves as winter closes in, we need to think about those we care for, and do right by them. We also need to reflect on the year gone by and anticipate the coming year. It’s a season heavy in spirit, and the hours we spend focused on that great wheel of life pay dividends as we begin the new year more centered and whole. Yet I never consider all of that time when it comes to setting writing goals. Maybe in 2013 I’ll wise up. 🙂
I’m also competing for a promotion at work. I’ve had two interviews in the last few weeks, and now it’s down to waiting for the BIG NEWS after the holidays. In the meantime, work has been busy, busy. Between current projects and thinking through how I’ll hit the ground running if I get this promotion, I’m pretty worn out by the time kiddos are in bed. Far too frequently these days I’m going to bed early instead of writing…but if I’m supposed to be superwoman during the day…anyway, I won’t go on and on. I’m sure you know what I mean.
I had two goals this round of ROW80, and I didn’t complete either one. I did make progress, and that’s the side I’m focusing on. 🙂