My last release was 7 months ago. While that may not seem like a long time, it is when I planned to write 3 books during that time and have one ready to release. Instead, I haven’t finished any, so obviously I don’t have anything to release.
If you’re a member of my Facebook group, Lindsay’s League, then you know that late last year, I started my second dream job (writing being the first) as a children’s librarian. It’s been an absolute dream and I love it. However, it has killed my writing motivation and my writing time. And from there, everything else fell apart.
Posting on social media lessened.
Writing came to a halt.
Everything that came with writing became a struggle because that day job took over. I’ve tried a few times to get back into the swing of things and just wasn’t feeling it because all I wanted to do was rest. I know there are authors out there who can rock working both a full-time job and writing, but adjusting has been a ridiculous struggle for me.
So much so that I’ve wondered if I can do it at all.
But I can’t give up either because I LOVE this just as much as working at the library and I can’t let this go. My new problem has been finding the energy and the motivation to just put my rear in a chair and Get. It. Done.
Life, in general, hasn’t been too smooth for me either, so that hasn’t helped.
This past weekend, though, I felt a shift. A serious, legitimate motivation to get back into the groove and Get. It. Done. I did a little writing today and set a deadline to finish this Carolina Rebels book. It is my mission to meet that deadline come hell or high water.
As soon as I finish this, I’ll do more writerly things and dive a little deeper in to the career I’ve let fall to the wayside and to get myself back on track. I figured an update was in order because I know I have folks waiting on that next Carolina Rebels book. I’m getting there! I’m over halfway to the halfway point!
I’m feeling way better about things than I have in a long time; I couldn’t be happier about that. And when I say I’m really going to get back into the groove, I mean it this time. 2019 is the year of learning how to juggle and it’s time to add writing back to my juggling act.
Thanks for sticking with me and being patient. Y’all have seriously been the greatest. I hope to have better news with release dates next time I post! :)