What I did on my first writing holiday for 2019
Things did not go how they were planned.
First, I planned on getting Spenny (Spiros & Jenny) written.
Second, I didn’t plan for any interruptions… god, was I wrong…
Saturday 13 – tried to relax so I could ease into writing, so I read two books, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, and Three Little Lies
Sunday 14 – tried to get into the writing vibe by going over notes, rested, and then read The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Monday 15 – was supposed to be writing, but was quite headachy all weekend, so finished some other things
Tuesday 16 – still not writing, so did other things
Wednesday 17 – had a doctor’s appointment in the morning so was a bit all over the place.
Thursday 18 – was out all day shopping, chiro, chemist etc and absolutely buggered, but did some washing
Friday 19 – more washing, then nothing for the rest of the day, still buggered, ate hot cross buns and chocolate
Saturday 20 – instead of writing I got pictures for blog posts ready and wrestled with Picmonkey all day, watched a 20 year old Hugh Jackman movie, and ate more buns and chocolate
Sunday 21 – my sister came down and I got some blog posts ready, found website had been hacked, more buns, more chocolate
Monday 22 – still dealing with website and hired someone to fix it, still more buns and chocolate
Tuesday 23 – lost the blog posts I’d already done (only 4) but they were quickly redone, finished off the buns, still have chocolate
Wednesday 24 – shopped on ebay, redid blog posts after blog was fixed
Thursday 25 – public holiday, did laundry, shopped on ebay
Friday 26 – shopping, library, chemist, bought more chocolate rabbits
Saturday 27 – shopped on ebay, watched some YouTube videos of Henry Cavill, finished blog posts
Sunday 28 – shopped on ebay, it’s become a thing… I’ve scored some huge bargains in jewellery, some kaftans and kimonos, so will be showing all of those in a few months once they’ve all come in.
And there you have it, no writing, no editing, not much of anything in the way of books. But I have discovered one thing… I’m tired of writing. I’m tired of having to get books out on a six monthly deadline, I’m tired of the Porn Star Brothers series, so once Spenny is done, it will only be the short stories based on the grandkids. I had planned twenty-five other short stories based on characters, but I just don’t have the energy or want to write them, so, the series is being cut down. That way, it will be done next year and I can put my time and energy into more T.K. Wrathbones, get some jewellery series down, or even get the prequel and sequel to The Road to Vegas done.
Even though my life has come back to writing since 2015, the deadline I set myself has worn me out emotionally and I need more time in between writing and releasing.
Let’s hope I can get Spenny written this month, as I also have T.K. Wrathbones for this year to write, and then I’ll try and finish off the series
God, I need a holiday….