Working two jobs full time is definitely not what I expected. I don't know why, I've spent my life working multiple jobs at once, but I guess its just a sign I am not as young as I used to be.
I'm almost finished with Prisoner of the Night for our Porch Swing anthology which of course was due yesterday. I approved the first draft of the cover for Destiny's Price last evening. Thank you to my wonderful cover artist Jeana Mann who should have been writing but like me, she is also a procrastinator :) I still have the agenda to work up and print off for Saturday as well as grab the total sales for the first anthology for Saturday's meeting.
Thankfully, National paperwork has been sent in and that is off my plate for another year.
I received a promotion at my day job and start training next week to be the second assistant manager. Which means a few mornings each week for a little while my days will start at 4 a.m. So I've been getting my body used to the new sleep schedule this week seeing as I have to be in early every day making it easier to hit the sack early :)
Sadly, my housework skills have slacked a bit this week. I'm just thankful it is only the youngest son, cat, three dogs, and myself who've had to endure this :)
What is the positive to all of this? My creative juices are really starting to come back in full swing. I'm actually excited to get off work at the day job and come home to spend several hours at the keyboard working. I'm also looking forward to my weekend off so I can put in some hard work on edits for Destiny's Price. This month's speaker is discussing formatting for self publishing, something I've been looking forward to all year. My next step into this new world I wish to break into :)
So what I've accomplished so far this year.
A short story almost complete after starting four different stories :)
Destiny's Price now has a cover :)
Our chapter meetings have grown with almost 100% attendance each month :)
I've taken on a new position at work :)
My kitchen and living room are completed other than new floors.
I've learned to make homemade sausage, hamburger, and yes, even dog food for my furbies.
I feel pretty satisfied with the way this year has started off. I can't wait to show off not only my new cover for Destiny's Price, but the make-over cover for The Hope Chest, and the beautiful cover for Porch Swing.
Sure there are some things I've had to chose between over the course of the last three months just to make time for the things I need to complete. But now it doesn't feel so much like giving up, it feels more like putting my priorities in order. I am making good use of my time, which thankfully is now beginning to show production :)
Life may be busy as hell, but it is good. I am thankful every day for those in my life who understand how important making all of this work is to me. I'm driven by a desire to be who I am this year and let the chips fall where they may. I wish to be realistic with myself and I love that realization that I can't be everywhere at all times has finally come to the forefront of my brain.
Life is pretty amazing when mingled all together.
Everyone have a lovely day!!!
Blessings to all!!!