It’s just Thursday and the need for a random blog post has risen. Summer is here in full swing, it’s hot as you know what outside, and I’m staring at my computer. The joys of being a full-time writer has hit. Now, don’t get me wrong as I’m enjoying my new adventure but it’s been a rough week.
My first week home, was amazing! The house was clean, the computer was open and the words were flowing. I mean I completed over 16,000 words in 4 days and built a whole new series. That’s more than I have ever been able to get done in a week’s time before, so yes I clapped myself on the back. I even managed to cook each night for the hubs (which wasn’t happening much over the last year).
Let me remind you that my son was gone on summer vacation during my first week of transition. Thankful that I had the time to spend with my new friends that I’ve just created. Even this past weekend, I was proud as I actually spent time outside the house and some QT with the hubs.
Now, this week has been a totally different situation. Kid is home, hubs has been home, and even the animals have found a way to drive me a little batty. It’s to hot to escape the coolness of my air conditioned house, which means I’m indoors.
Today I woke with a mission to get a few more chapters done, but got distracted on cooking a good lunch/ dinner for me and my son.
I am scared to death of pressure cookers, but my mother-in-law gave me an electric one a few months back. I did not master the first time using it, so I decided to hit up Pinterest for a recipe and directions.
Off I go to the store with the list of things I need to make Chicken Alfredo. Once I hit the sliding doors of our local Kroger, I realized that other than driving to get my son on Monday this was the first time I’ve been to the store in weeks. WOW, my life is not very interesting anymore. But then on the way home, I thought a little more about what hit me. It’s okay as I’m still figuring out this balance of working from home, it’s okay that I might not talk to the outside world as my friends that live in a computer. Oh, and some are real.. I love Facebook messenger.
Why, do I find it okay? It’s simple a ton of people in my life don’t understand the new job, they are waiting for me to fail and move onto the next thing. News Flash!!! That’s not happening, I won’t say never because never is such a permanent word. From the time that I could talk and write, I was making up stories and had a few imaginary friends to tag along with me through childhood. My mother would love for Spot to show up in a book, and you never know he just might. LOL
As I continue to figure it all out, I’ll continue to plan my days. This week has been slower as I’ve balanced the book marketing role, author, mother, wife, and friend. Some week’s will be easier than others, as some might be a wreck waiting to happen. The best part of this, is that when the mood strikes to write, all I have to do is stop what I am doing and open the computer. Yesterday was a 4800 word day, and I’ll take that as it’s one step closer to having the next story finished.
For the life outside the home, I have realized the importance of true friendship. The ones that remember what you have done, what you are doing, and the why behind it all. It’s funny how people change when they don’t understand your goal. But hey, it’s okay.
I’m not a International Best Seller, and that’s fine in my book. I just love to do what I do, and I love the people that I interact with daily. Everyday I wake to a new message from a new reader, or one that has finally gotten around to reading another one of my books. That to me makes it all worth it even through the struggles I know this is my destiny.
Oh and as I am typing this, just know that I have mastered this electric pressure cooker. It smells great and earned a high five from the boy. Now, off to finish and research a few more recipes for this week before i dive into the chapters of the next novel.
Thank you a fun and frugal life for this great recipe.