So, my grand scheme of getting to do some work and writing and blogging on the team member computers in the back room of my place of employment while waiting for my boyfriend to finish his shifts since we’re carpooling at the moment has not been working out very well. It’s been a good two weeks since my last post, and there are two very good reasons for that. One is that I haven’t had a chance to get to the library lately, and two is that there has been a God awful, terrible, horrible, disgusting smell emanating from the sink back here every since time I try to sit and get something done. It’s clearly a lack of maintenance on the garbage disposal back here, but it was absolutely vile and there was no way I was going to try to plow through a post or some editing with that lingering in my nostrils.
Needless to say, it seems someone has finally gotten around to cleaning the damn thing and I can breathe easily, shoot off some emails, (finally) start typing the next featured story from World Unknown Review Volume II, submit some stories, and prove to you all that I’m still alive, really. It feels good to get something done for a change!
Well, no, that’s not necessarily true. As much as I’m missing being able to connect as much online, as much as I feel like a total slacker by not putting myself out there, this No Computer thing has been one of the best things to happen to my writing in a very long time. I’m getting up early still, but instead of juggling reading, writing, and computer stuff as I did before, I’m just reading and writing, and I am getting so much done. I’ve gone back to working on a butt-ton of projects, something I stopped doing back in 2012 so that I could finished Soulless. I’ve not only continued work on Heartless and Rosewood Manor, but I’ve started a handful of new exciting books, several stories to meet June deadlines, and even started and finished a whole complete story in one morning one time. I don’t think I’ve ever written this much and this consistently in a long time…or EVER. It’s so exciting and I’m itching to get to share some of what I’ve been working on with people.
So there’s definitely a silver lining here. Perhaps I’m just not meant to be one of those independent authors always out and about with their fans, but rather someone a bit more quiet and low-key, popping up on occasion, but mostly just focusing on writing a shit ton of really neat stuff.
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Glad to hear you’re getting so much writing done! 🙂