Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Time to Write

Finding the time I need to write hasn't been easy. I should be working on my next Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery. Yes, I have ideas for it, notes written down, but I've been busy promoting the last one.

My big mistake was I made my blog tour far too long. I vowed not to do that, but people kept volunteering and I didn't want to turn anyone down. Next blog tour, if I do another, I swear will be much shorter. It takes far too much time despite being fun and hopefully a different bunch of people seeing what I've written.

If writing was the only thing I did, maybe I'd get caught up--but like most of my fellow mystery authors, I have a life chocked full of family, other commitments and events. (Lately, my husband has been plagued with health issues and dealing with the VA over his disability being cut.)

We also had a big change as our granddaughter and family have moved in with us. (Loving every minute of it.)

Planning ahead is needed for even tasks for writing for my regular appearances on blogs like this because of traveling plans too. I prefer to work on my home computer to my iPad, though I always take it with me.

This month, hubby, and middle daughter and I are taking off on a weeklong, jam packed trip. First we'll visit our eldest daughter and two grandkids and their families, then up the coast to see youngest daughter and family, from there to a Central Coast Sister in Crime meeting, and a book signing at a winery. Looking forward to it, but know I won't be doing much writing.

Hopefully, I'll at least get a good start on the book before I leave.

Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith


Morgan Mandel said...

I was on a roll for a while, but now have been so busy I haven't found the time to write. I keep wanting to make time, but it just doesn't happen.

It didn't help that I had a cold for a few weeks, and then had to get organized for vacation. I had thought i could write on vacation, but that never happened.

I've resigned myself to not getting too fixated on writing, since there's a lot more to life. When it happens, it will happen.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

You are right, we need to live and enjoy life too.