Recently, I finished a fan fiction piece I’d been working on. I enjoyed writing it, but it was something of a relief to be done because I have so many other things going on. Still, I chose to focus on and finish that particular project first because 1. it was close to finished anyway, so it was the fastest way to get at least one thing off my plate, and 2. the readers were encouraging, which kept me motivated. (If you’re curious, it was “Because Hate is a Kind of Passion,” which is a Kuroshitsuji [Black Butler] fic on AO3.)
What else am I working on? Well, I’m still plugging away at “The King’s Consort” (a SnowBaz fic being posted here on my site, though I haven’t seen much traffic for it, which is why I haven’t been focusing on it as much). It’s getting really long, too, and might be nearly novel length by the time it’s done… I’m also writing a new YA novel and a new Regency romance and prepping The Ghosts of Marshley Park for a fall pub date.
So I have plenty of writing projects to keep me occupied, never mind all the day-to-day stuff at home: three kids getting ready to go back to school, which means a new routine; three kids with various activities such as fencing, horseback riding, and Taekwondo; the usual slate of appointments for various family members; a seat on two school committees (one of which I’m president)… My house is very dirty, and I would not want anyone to see it, so I guess it’s just as well that we’re not having visitors these days. I just don’t have time to keep it a decent level of clean. It’s all I can do to make sure we have fresh laundry.
I looked at my planner for the next week and almost wept. After a year of barely going out, suddenly there are multiple things each day. No slow build at all; we’re going from pause to fast forward. I suppose jumping in is one way to get back into the pool…