**Warning, maudlin post ahead**
It’s been a crap week.
First, The Day Job has been unbelievably busy and extra demanding this week. We’ve had a mammoth amount of social functions, nice weather (which brings everyone out for a chat), and a medical emergency which required hubby to perform half an hour of very graphic CPR on a resident. The bright spot is the resident is likely going to make a full recovery (thanks largely to the efforts of hubby).
However, all that translates to only three chapters of the WIP edited.
Add to that my birthday (which I genuinely loathe for a number of reasons), and visitors this weekend (who took me away from working on the WIP), and you’ve got yourself an extremely grumpy writer today.
I intend to bury myself in editing today to make up for it, however, my schedule’s been pushed back and I’m facing another week of delays next week due to another stuffed social calendar at The Day Job, followed by more family commitments next weekend.
It’s a writer’s nightmare.
Any words of wisdom from others out there struggling to find / make time for writing when life “happens”?
On the WIP front, I’ve decided once I finish editing Book 1, and send it to beta readers, I’m going to get stuck into writing Book 2 without my intended break between books. This is because I’m worried if I release Book 1 this year, there’ll be another great gap between the release of 1 and 2… especially if life continues to “happen”. So I may end up having to delay the release of 1 while I finish 2. In other words, Guns of Perdition still might not see the light of day this year.
Anyone else out there struggling with release timelines for their book series?
Hope you’ve all been having a more productive week!