I officially finished editing the second draft of The Hunt in time for the Betas. This morning will be me taking my kiddos to the county fair (small town) and checking out some rides, games and 4H animals. I’m mostly excited about the animals. During nap today I will work on Transcending From Light. I left it at page 27 I believe. I still have my outline and am sticking to it. I’m excited to finish this story once and for all. This has been a story that I dreamt up when I was in England visiting my sister in 2003, so yeah, a long time coming. Of course, I decide to finish it when I have three kids running about. I hope to have this story written and first draft done by the end of September and have a publishing day of mid-December. Once between edits, while the editor has it, I will be working on scripts again. I have one more edit to work on for Attrition and notes to work with on that. Then I can start a new one. I wrote a short novella about 15 years ago that I think I can convert into a Hallmark/Netflix sort of movie script. It definitely has a Hallmark feel to it.
My biggest challenge are my kids. I have a ton of people asking me how I write with kids around me and how I also have farm animals (now) and still get things done with my writing. I seriously can only shrug and say that I guess I am more of a self-starter when it comes to times of work. I don’t sit down and procrastinate or hang out on Twitter like I do when the kids are in school. When I can, I work outside with the animals while the kids are awake and they can play with the dogs or back yard toys while I pick up poop, feed or change bedding for the rabbits, groom them, etc. Then, when nap time happens, it’s all writing.
The weekends have become more hectic as I basically have to force my husband to get into work gear so we can get stuff done and I can write during nap. But that should settle down once all of our major projects are complete, we should just have regular chores to take care of.
And now I have to go protect a dog from my toddler’s grabby hands. 🙄