It will come as no big surprise to you that Ashley and I have struggled to keep the blog up to date. The podcast, yes. The blog… put it this way. It’s hard to sit down and write something when you have very little time to begin with. And, when you know that time writing might be better spent doing something else, like writing your book for example. Drafting. Editing. So, I have come up with—Pause. What’s that? She’s waking up. *Scurries off. Nap rescues.*—Sorry. What was I saying? Well, you can see the common issue here. So, I have come up with a plan to video blog portions of my day. Stay tuned for that. For now, you can enjoy one last good old fashioned blog post from me.
I am definitely getting better at time management with a little one, and carving out small chunks to work on the podcast and our book. So far, I have finished chapter one of Darkness, Set Us Free and am working on the next, which happens to be one from Lizzie’s perspective. This chapter has needed so much editing, I have basically just rewritten the entire thing. Only, it turns out it’s also a very looooong chapter. So it’s going to be split into two, because who wants to read a chapter of more than 6000 words in a teen novel? That’s a big chunk and not bite-sized reading. Currently, I am almost done the first half. It’s been an interesting challenge, and a little depressingly, I will still need to edit the stuff I rewrote. So editing is basically turning into rewriting and THEN editing. Fun times.