I’ve been writing consistently all week and my current work in progress (wip) now sits at 46,000 words. It’s a challenge as I’m juggling multiple storylines, locations and characters but one I’m relishing all the same. I’m ahead of schedule and able to write 1000 words a day fairly comfortably without it eating too much into my other responsibilities. My blogging output has been curtailed but I hope you can forgive me that.
On top of that I’m busy promoting Book 2 in the ‘Kirkwood Scott Chronicles’ series which is being released next month. This involves quite a bit of social media work but I’m trying to strike a reasonable work/life balance. I’m not waking up in the night and checking my notifications as it plays havoc with my sleep. I’m also trying to spend less time on the phone in the evenings when I should be focusing on my family.
The office is also busy and I’m in tomorrow working overtime on a new project I’ve been allocated. I’m actually enjoying the challenge and feel refreshed and demotivated. It’s good that my boss has entrusted me with the work and I don’t want to let people down by not giving it my full attention. I go to work to work and my other interests take a back seat to that. I can’t currently run in my lunch break but that will have to wait for now.
This is my life at present. COVID-19 is still everywhere we turn but it’s as normal as it’s ever going to be. I’m not a millionaire author and I doubt I ever will be but I’m happy with the writing niche I’m carving out. I have a good job, a wonderful family and much to be grateful about. Sometimes dreams don’t involve life-changing fanfares and fireworks. Sometimes it’s a quiet happiness, accepting where you are, who you are and what you have.