I was about to ask when the next Round of Words in 80 Days began, and then I realized it already did. First, I fall off the wagon, then I miss the boat.
I have no idea what my current goals are.
I should be able to find writing time in spite of the real life chaos going on around me. We’re getting ready to move, but 1) we hadn’t planned on moving so soon (our landlords/my parents are selling our house) and it is a lot of work closing down ongoing projects and just dropping them or packing them away, and 2) the move is partially dependent on hubby getting a job in Colorado, where we plan to move. He’s applied, but not received any offers other than the inevitable “You CAN work in sales!”
It’s the uncertainty that is killing me now. If the house sells before hubby has a new job, it can put us in a very difficult situation. We won’t be lost… but we might be living out of a hotel for a while.
So, this isn’t a goals post. It’s a lack of goals post. Yes, I’m still writing. I’m working on an urban fantasy novella that I’m going to use to dip my toe into the self-pub pool and see how it goes. I’m querying the Kingdom Come novels, and keeping my eyes and ears open if there’s an opportunity to publish The Cities of Luna.
As a grown woman and mother of two, one thing I know for sure is that there will always be a certain amount of chaos to deal with. Although I don’t have a traditional day job, taking care of the kids (one whom has special needs, and the other whom I make sure does not get left out because we’re always worrying about her sister) often forces my writing into the back seat. I’m working on that. I want to always be able to get at least a little something done, even if I can’t bust out a thousand words a day.
Next week, I’ll make a real goals post. I’ll sit down and think about what I can really do amidst the chaos of moving sooner vs. moving later.
Meanwhile… tomorrow is #Pit2Pub on twitter! Check out Kristin’s blog for details. Basically, it’s a twitter pitch party where you condense the query (for your completed manuscript) down to 140 characters. Kristin’s post has a list of the publishers who will be watching the hashtag.