This post will be more of a personal nature, though since I love writing than just about anything, I’m sure something writing related is going to pop up.
For the past few days, my husband, four kids, and I have been on a vacation. They have Spring Break, and we decided to take some of the days they have to visit with the grandparents. (This is on my husband’s side. My parents have gone to be with the Lord.) We’ve been doing the usual stuff, taking walks on nature trails, letting the kids burn off energy at the pool and the parks, and visiting.
I’ll share one picture of two of the kids. The one in the white shirt has a real sense of humor and jokes around a lot. This picture really shows it, which is why I’m sharing it.
It’s been a fun and relaxing trip. We had some excellent temperatures, too. Summer is just around the corner. In my family, we love the pool and spend a lot of summer days there. I love sitting under an umbrella and writing on my laptop while the kids play. We used to go to parks all the time, but the oldest is now 12 and the parks are starting to become boring to him. So we’ve opted for the pool more often than not.
One nice thing about vacation is that I always come back refreshed and ready to write. (I knew I’d start talking about writing in this post. I can’t get away from it. Even when I’m on vacation, I’m thinking of what to put in my next book.)
And last night while the kids were swimming, I pulled out my laptop (which managed to get a 2-day reprieve from me) and started writing. This time, I was writing my novella “The Shy Groom” in the anthology A Groom’s Promise.
I also caught up on some reading in the car, but I’m still not done with Snake by Rami Ungar or The Daddy Pact by Kristy K. James. I did get a beta read in for Catherine Lynn. Progress is just slow when it comes to reading because I want to get the next book out, and in order to do that, I need to write it. I’m just going to have to accept it. I don’t read fast anyway, and it’s hard to get a lot of books in when you do good just to get in a full-length novel in a month. If it’s 500 pages, it’s longer. But see, I’m usually editing while I’m writing, too, so that all adds up to time taken out. So it is what it is, and I’ve finally come to accept it. This is why I love novellas so much. They’re easier to finish.