Monday, August 12, 2013

Back On Track...Finally!

Greetings from the mountains!

So today was our first day of school...YAY! I cannot rejoice enough to be on a schedule once again. Normally our summers are completely crazy with camping, family trips, visits and the like. What with my husband home (he's a school teacher) and putting our routine in a blender...I don't get a whole lot of writing done.

To top it off, my poor critique partner, Erin Spock over at Spock Writes Romance, managed to mangle herself at the gym to the point of needing surgery! She is totally in a bad way and if you have a moment pop on over to her blog and show her some love.

She keeps me on schedule. I know I have to deliver chapters to her every two weeks and I never want to disappoint. But...with my poor friend in a bad way...I have totally flaked.

Battling Distraction is ON!  Many of you know that I home school all 6 of my children.  
This year might be a little tough to balance. Although it is my 13th year and and I have tons of experience. I have a senior and two kindergartners...I KNOW...I'm insane.

All this has only served to tighten my routine. I will definitely be guarding my writing time with a vengeance! So hopefully I will be working more consistently from now on.

With writing comes blogging as I often feel more in the 'Writing Zone' after posting and touching base with other writer buddies. So here's to a new year and new direction!

Until Next time...Go Write!  


Wendy Ewurum said...

Hi Raquel, Good to hear you're on track and I commend you on the homeschooling. I'd love to but am so intimidated by it all. I have two kindergardeners that i'd really love to home school.
Awww. I hope your critique buddy recovers soon....I keep saying it....gym will kill you, keep the hell away from it all. LOL

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Homeschooling both a senior and kindergarteners! My Stetson's off to you. I hate to hear about Erin needing surgery. The gym is supposed to help you not hurt you!

Best of luck with this new school year and disciplined writing!

Donna Hole said...

My last one returns to school on his birthday, lol. Happy writing Raquel.

I'll stop by and say hello to Erin.


Dora Hiers said...

It feels great to settle back into a writerly routine, doesn't it? I can relate...not to the homeschooling (lol), but to savoring a routine. :-)

Eric W. Trant said...

My summer was blenderized as well. I left my day job and started my own company back in March, and my wife and I are just now settling into a manageable routine. She is a SAHM, and my job keeps me firmly ensconced in my home-office (the closet in the master bedroom, or the cloffice as we call it) and we stumble over one another a lot.

But my writing is back on track, too. Something about the end of summer that puts wag in your tail!

- Eric

Raquel Byrnes said...

Wendy - You have two kindergartners too? My hat is off to you. :)

Roland - Thanks so much!

Donna - She would love to hear from you!

Dora - Yes, finally back with my routine...totally loving it. :)

Eric - Own business? That is some bravery right there! Best of luck and give your wife a huge hug! :)