Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fresh Starts

We have been in complete upheaval around here!

The boys started school yesterday--I have a third grader and a fifth grader! This is the last year both of them will be in elementary school. I'm really not ready for junior high. Lucky I have a year to prepare myself.

Also, Butters has been systematically replacing linoleum and carpet with laminate flooring in strategic areas of our house, and everything is getting moved, unplugged, torn-out, or just generally messed up. Our home office was targeted on Sunday, meaning the computer got unplugged. And it stayed unplugged until my husband set it up, complete with all the cords and accessories last night. (I heard him muttering something about getting a Mac.) I'd spent two days making lists in my head of things I needed to check once my computer was available again. The iPhone, while I love it, is just not the same for internet surfing. Now if I had an iPad, things might be different.

Plus, today is the day I start writing for real on Book 2. I've done plenty of brainstorming and pre-planning and plotting--much more than I did for either of my other two books, and I've even done a bit of writing. But with a deadline now looming--yes, I consider a year to be looming--I feel like I need to get seriously on a schedule. Today (Day 2 of school!) I'm going to try to write away from the computer, on my Alphasmart. Hopefully that will keep me from stalling out, trying to edit, or just check one more thing on the web. We'll see...

The good news is, with all the upheaval, I did a good bit of dusting. It was time.


David Cranmer said...

We did a bit of dusting last week and have more in store this weekend before some family arrives.

Good luck on book #2.

Teenage Bride said...

Good luck! I am sure you will do so great. You are such a talented writer. I hope the house gets all cleaned up soon!!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I sometimes do a 'bit of dusting' too, David. I think that's my problem. :)

Thanks, Jill! You're so sweet!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Good luck! I hope your day is productive on #2!