For the next four weeks, blogging and book promotions aside, I’m taking a big old break from writing. Amid the chaos of the pandemic, homeschooling and mourning the loss of loved ones, I wrote my second book, revised it EIGHT times and completed the book proposal which is almost as harrowing as writing a book. Side Note: whomever came up with the idea of an elevator pitch clearly never wrote anything longer than one run-on sentence and should be punished accordingly. You have no idea of the angst caused by attempting to cram your entire two-hundred-and-twelve-page book into one thrill-inducing sentence. Imagine Jabba the Hut trying to squeeze into an extra-small wetsuit and you’ll get an inkling.
So, as you can imagine after dealing with all of the above, my house is in a bit of disarray and I don’t mean metaphorically. I plan on cleaning out closets and drawers, hanging pictures, and attending to household maintenance that I’ve been putting off.
Plus I plan on taking my paddleboard out on the water again and catching up with friends I’ve missed. People also need maintaining and I think I need to reconnect to friends and the outdoors after so much time spent staring at my computer.
Throughout my month off, I’ll be percolating on my third book, Burning Bright which will end my Young Adult series, The Rise and Fall of Dani Truehart. I’m also working on another book idea that hit me the other night as I was trying to fall asleep. I’m grateful that I have so many things inspiring me to write, but sometimes I wish they’d come to me around 4:00pm, when I need a burst of energy rather than at 11:30pm when I’m trying to get some sleep.
I’ve come accustomed to my daily writing routine and I know I’m going to miss it. But I also know that I’ll be much happier getting my home and myself back in order.
Happy Tuesday! ♥️