So by the middle of July we were just starting to feel like we were making some headway in settling in. Then came vacation and Authors After Dark. Trust me those were 10 days desperately welcomed from all the chaos that had become my life. We got back and it wasn't long before my sister and her 5 kids joined us in the new house until she finds and apartment. We have the room, but merging families and the way we all do things hasn't been easy.
If that wasn't enough life decided we all needed another challenge and my dad was diagnosed with late stage lung cancer. Just writing that here puts a more permanent stamp on it. It's really hard to focus on writing when life keep throwing more distraction at you. Somehow I've worked myself back into a writing groove. As Rachel Hollis (if you don't know who she is check her out, she makes me laugh) said recently "no one is going care about your dream as much as you do". She's right and that means if I need to take the time to focus on me and what I need to do then that's what I'm going to do.
Part of that is going to happen here. I watched a video on YouTube this morning that made me laugh. Mind Sweep by How to Get Your Shit Together. My crazy self has decided that this might be a place for stuff like that.
Another big part that I already put in effect was using my planner more effectively and actually sitting at my desk to work instead of in front of the TV.
To wrap it up I'm going to push myself and find positive ways to stay focused and churning out the words. Wish me luck!