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Refocus and New Start

This week has been really tough. My baby went in for surgery, and I had opening night for a play I was really having trouble finding the character I was supposed to be playing. I knew why I was having trouble but I couldn’t seem to find my way around it, until last night. Thankfully opening night hit and though I was tired and just wasn’t sure how it would work I hit it and hit it hard. I found her and the director was very happy with my portrayal. Cue big sigh of relief.

My baby is doing pretty well post op, just thought I should add that.

Now onto my topic for today – refocus.

I know what I want to do, I’m just not sure how I’m going to quite get there. Before I start refocusing on my writing I think I probably need to start somewhere completely different. I need to clean up my office, that really is to say I need to do all my folding. I’ve got weeks worth of clean clothes to put away. Sometimes this housework thing really gets on top of me. I try but I find it so difficult to keep up with it. It is really ridiculous.

Once I’ve done that I’m hoping to feel a bit more something; organised or focused or even just that I’m capable of doing something. Then I can get my teeth stuck into some writing. I have my YA project to finish and I’m setting myself a totally unreasonable deadline in order to focus myself on it. Let’s face it though last time I set myself what I thought was a pretty difficult target I hit it and did it quite well. Also there is a couple of short story ideas floating around in the back of my head. I may put my headphones on at the theatre tonight and try an get some writing done. Of course if that fails all is not lost because there is always plenty of reading to do, I’m half way through a few books that I really must get done. The reviews wont wait forever.

So now I have a plan, all I need to do it avoid the playstation and stop procrastinating about the laundry.

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What A Week

I was back at work this week. It was interesting, in no small part because they announced the closure of so many stores, we survived this cut thankfully.

We are getting bits and pieces of stock in which is good, and there were several new titles for me to get my hands on, which was good for me.

Writing this week has been a little hard. Not least in part because I’m in a reading mood and I’m so focussed on my kids site. Truthfully I love my kids site, I’m having so much fun working on it and writing my reviews. I also have a few different ideas for this site that I’m working on and it’s getting some decent results already.

Other work news. I’m really happy with my new idea for work as well. I came up with the idea of doing visual displays for each of the sections in my department and the boss said yes that was fine. To be honest I was pretty surprised and I’m not sure he knows quite what I mean, but he’ll find out pretty soon, the first one is well on its way. And so is part of the second, I have spent time this weekend with my girls doing paper mache, I’m making a helmet and I thought they have fun making some masks. I really hope I can pull these displays off.

On to writing. A lot of what I’ve written this week has been reviews and emails, though I have managed to do a bit of my YA project and I want to devote more time to it, I guess though that I’m a little over committed. At least I’m having fun. I just need to make sure I effectively manage my time between my pursuits and my children. They are ever so patient with me and my drive to read and write. I am truly blessed to have the kids I’ve got.

The other thing I need to do this week is look at all the competition information I have and figure out which ones I want to submit something to and what I’m going to submit. Even more things I want to fit into my full week, because some haven’t even been written yet.

On the upside at least I found time today to learn my lines for the play I’m rehearsing, probably about time as it’s not too long until we open.