I enjoyed a few precious hours Sunday afternoon with my husband, going for a walk, then reading in our easy chairs. Our new wood floors make the upstairs living areas feel fresh and bright. Relaxing while surrounded by the fruits of our labor was a good reminder of the goal behind some of the busyness. Upgrading our aging home is a priority I can't ignore. Spending time with my husband is a priority I need to focus on more diligently.
Work is a priority. I need that paycheck to help keep a roof over our heads. Family is a priority. My mother doesn't drive anymore, and needs more help with the passing days. The grandkids are growing all too fast. My daughter and I have discovered that joining a running team gives us time to visit during our training season.
So - family, work, keeping a roof over my head, renovating that roof, and staying fit. Where does that leave time for writing?
Mystery Thriller Week was fun. I engaged in lots of blogging - as a guest on others' blogs, and hosting authors on mine. The promotional effort is necessary, but does take time from my writing.
Through the tasks of work and home, I have been finding time to write. One little moment of recharge was unexpectedly spotting my second Rock Shop Mystery on the library shelf. Still a thrill!
I am close to finishing a short story. Gearing up to continue working on a novel outline. So many projects, so little time! The lion's share of my writing time needs to be devoted to writing. So if you don't hear from me as much blogging or on Facebook, I will be shifting my priorities and my energy to creating new stories.