Wednesday, October 4, 2017

IWSG Excited like a kid on Christmas morning

I can't believe it's finally October! I'm a bundle of nerves and excitement. And this month, I get to quit my job and return to being a stay at home mom, homemaker, and writer. Seriously, it's all I can do to stay in my seat at work sometimes. I'm so ready to re-focus on my family, and my writing.

Lurking behind all of my excitement is the nagging little voice that I've taken too much time off. The characters from the stories I most want to finish have been sulky and quiet for several months now. And I've had so many new ideas that my brain is overflowing and as chaotic as ever.    

I tell myself that it's OK. I need to give myself time to get back into the groove of things. Especially since my main focus needs to be on my family and my home. I have several projects that need to be done around the house, but there will be time every day for a little bit of writing. It's hard though. I want all of the stories that I had planned to finish this year finished already.

It's hard to know that and October you're no closer to your goals and you were in January. Some exciting things have happened though over the last month. The biggest being that I got my publishing rights back for my series The Magic Wakes. I haven't had time to work on getting new cover art or interior design, but that will all change as soon as I get to stay home again. I hope to have both books released before the end of this year. The best part is I'll get audiobooks for these now. I'll also be able to get back to my goal to finish the third book in the series. With any luck, that will be out sometime next year.

So, I'm alternating between excited and bouncing off the walls, and telling myself it's OK to take things slow.

Now, back to work I go. Seems everyone soon!