Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read!
A combination of events derailed my creative writing this week.
Last Monday, the writing subreddit I help to run encountered some turbulent waters. I don’t believe the details behind the drama are relevant to relay here, but its effect on my time is. As a member of the moderation team, I think that we handled a situation that could have easily gotten out of control in a very deft manner.
However, it was a skillful response that required a lot of group effort to formulate and implement. As a result, the time I would have otherwise used preparing content for my blog was co-opted by the needs of the FantasyWriters group. That work got shoved to the weekend, a time I try very hard to block off to work on the novel exclusively.
Compounding things further, my income taxes needed to be prepared and submitted this week as well. That added stressor devoured a good chunk of time throughout the week too, and half of my Saturday was gone before I could finally be done with it.
I tried to get the blog work done Saturday evening, but not long into my efforts the wireless internet on my router experienced a severe failure. The remainder of my night was spent troubleshooting and fixing that.
So what was the net result of all this? Basically, I only had Sunday this week for any personal projects.
Of that available time, getting content for my blog ready took most of the day. By the late afternoon, I was able start edits on the additions to chapter three I made last Sunday. I completed those and reworked the flow of it into a better format than before, but finishing it and starting the next chapter weren’t in the cards.
It’s all very frustrating. Yet thanks to a very rich plate options and thinking ahead, I did manage to get two weeks’ worth of blog content (well, all the content I can do ahead of time) done on Sunday. That will free up more time than usual for me to refocus on the book this week and next, and I hope to make-up lost ground then.
So, as far as edits and writing new chapters for the book goes, it was a bad week.
Outside of that however, there were a bunch of challenges thrown in my path, and I overcame or helped to overcome them all. The forum is on a healthy path and moving in a positive direction. My taxes are done, and for the first time in years I didn’t owe anything (in fact, I’m expecting a modest refund).
I even fixed my internet and got it running better than before.
I’m accepting this as a week where all the non-book stuff ganged-up and jumped me. Now that things are under control, I’m looking forward to refocusing on the novel in a big way.
Alright, time for me to stop blogging and get back to writing some more fiction! Take care!