I wish I could say my lack of interesting posts has been because I’m being uber productive with my writing. Well, I’ve been doing a lot of work fleshing out my werewolf story (which I’m very very excited about), still puttering along with Til Death (which isn’t sucking, but I’m not on fire with it either), reading like a maniac (as the remainder of The Black Dagger Brotherhood books came in and, well, I have no restraint), writing lectures for the new class I’m teaching next semester (got 3 done today), and generally juggling various other responsibilities. All the various challenges I’ve signed up for have kind of fallen by the wayside, and I’m okay with that. I’m acknowledging that I am only human, there are only so many hours in the day, and I’ve got to get some oher things off my plate before I can reasonably expect the kind of productivity I was pulling last year. So I’m aiming for about 500 words a day, which seems reasonable. I’ll work on some new goals after the first of the year when my class is fully formed and finished. I’m hopelessly behind on my bloglines and rather than post something completely not interesting or thought out (well this post isn’t exactly scintillating, but it’s an update anyway), I simply haven’t been posting as often.
The holiday season is hard on everyone, particularly writers–at least those of us who do our writing from home. Because at the holidays, home means family and holidays mean said family is home. AKA underfoot. In the way. Demanding attention. My house is full the rest of the week, and I’m expected to be social or D.H. will be giving me the stinkeye for being antisocial and rude (though why I have to subject myself to the mind numbing boredom of the whole family watching crap tv and not actually interacting, I don’t know).
Anyway, how do y’all get around those demands and carve out time for your writing?
Oh, and as an aside, my friend Zoe Winters just released her novella Kept for free. It’s a paranormal romance and a fun, quick read. Go check it out.
Thanks for the shout out! 😀 And I LOVE LOVE LOVE your werewolf idea. I can’t wait to read that one. 😀
I can’t imagine reading all of Ward’s books back to back. I loved the first couple but got sick of “wifebeaters,” “shitkickers,” and all the other fashion/modern “hip” garbage terminology until I just lost interest. I couldn’t grit my teeth to get through all the lingo just to find out the truth about John.