A Long Few Months

Hello everyone.  My track record for keeping a blog schedule went right out the window.  I am sorry about that.  Things got crazy.  The bookstore I work at did finally get moved.  The space is wonderful.  I will plug it, for anyone that might be interested: fireflybookstore.com.   The new building is about 3 times the space.  We are even organized, finally (it took two months or close to it to finish that part).  Still a few things to do.  One of the things we’re still waiting on is to raise funds to help make our building accessible.  Our town is fairly old and most of the buildings were built in early-middle 1800’s, including ours.  It’s one of the oldest, in fact.  But that means it has stairs at both entrances, front and back.  We do have a GoFundMe up to help with defraying some of the costs.

Anyway, that was a large part of my absence.  Moving 45000+ items (most of which are books and are heavy) plus all the furniture and bookcases, as well as getting a building ready took a lot out of me.  There is also some personal issues, including health concerns (nothing serious) plus somethings going on with my family.  In fact, we just welcomed my new nephew last Monday.

Now that explanations are out of the way, I am going to try to keep a schedule, but because things are still a little chaotic, going to try to keep it to once every other week, maybe with a few more in there when I get the time.  For right now, I am still writing.  In fact, I managed to get through an entire outline of a novel.  I used K.M. Weiland’s method and have fallen in love.  I talked about it in previous posts.  I highly recommend checking it out.  In fact, her blog is amazing and has so much great information!

I am over halfway through the first draft of the novel that goes with that outline.  I hit 50k words just yesterday.  The beautiful part is, I’m not losing motivation.  Well, not entirely XD I have good days and bad days.  I’m learning that having those is perfectly fine.  There’s a fine line between getting the words out, keeping yourself motivated and burning yourself out.  Allow yourself a day or two to relax, to reset things when needed.  I’ve been using a site called Pacemaker.  Not only can you use it for writing and/or editing all sorts of things, but they have added several new ways to use it.  You can add dates, subtract them, set up your goals, your end and start date.  It’s been very helpful.

So that’s what’s been going on.  Look out for a new post come the end of the week!  I’m not entirely sure what it will be about at this point and time, so it’ll be a surprise for everyone!



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