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How? How in the world is it June already? And it's going to be hard for me to savor this month and not wish it gone quickly, as I go on vacation at the beginning of July. But enough about that! You're here to hear me spill about my latest writer worry-bender.
I'm feeling not too shabby, to be honest. As some of you may have read earlier in the week, I got an acceptance for my short story "Prina and the Pea", which will be published in Circuits and Slippers, September 2016. C&S is an anthology that mixes fairy tale retellings w/sci-fi elements, so I'm really looking forward to reading it, as how fun are those two together?
But as to insecurities, my work ethic as of late has been driving me crazy. I pretty much can't write at home anymore. I do the majority of my writing at work, as I sit in my cubicle all day, answering the phone (yup, I work at a call center!). Some days I'm too busy to get in more than 50 words or so. Other days, we're much slower, and the word count adds up to much higher.
Then the weekend comes, and I think, yup, I can fit in another 500 words. Maybe even 1000! And...nope. I'm too busy doing housework, grocery shopping, and yard work to get in the writing. And when I do find a spare moment, I just want to read or watch TV, or dabble w/diy stuff.
Which I know playing catch-up and relaxing is important in the grand scheme of things, but still. If I want to finish my latest WiP in the goal I've set for myself (a year from beginning to end, revisions, cp edits, more revision, and final polishing), then I need to find time to squeeze in some home writing.
So tonight! Tonight I will write. But wait...wasn't I planning on going running *groan* once the kidlet was in bed? Which means I'll come back too exhausted to think. So maybe...tomorrow night? ;)