This has been one doozy of a month, as my repeated absences show. I applied and interviewed for a new job, got it, went on a family vacation that had been in the works for months, then came home to start said new job the very next day.
So far, the job itself is fantastic. My boss and coworkers have gone out of their way to make me feel welcome, and as comfortable as it’s possible for someone to be who’s resetting their entire life. Because I’m working longer hours overall, and certainly later hours, which has forced a top-to-bottom rescheduling of my entire routine.
The good news? I’m already exercising more regularly and eating healthier, because if I’m doing a life reboot, why not use the opportunity to form better habits, right?
The other good news is that a half-hour writing session immediately after breakfast is now mandatory. On my days off, hopefully I’ll get to put in more time and make more progress, but I was seriously stuck and having trouble “finding” time in my older, more open schedule. Now that it’s tighter, that was the spur I needed to finally make time to write.
The bad news…well, so far, the activity that’s suffered most is reading. I think I read for about ten minutes total my first day of work, and only about half an hour on the second. (Yes, I know, some of my old reading time should have been writing time. What can I say, reading is easier!)
After I adjust to my new responsibilities, I hope reading will bounce back. And I still think I can get a book in a week, if I read a fair bit on my days off. But fair warning: my days of four or even five book reviews a week might be over.
As for the blog, I have plans for the next several posts and intend to bang some out over my “weekend” to get ahead, so ideally, I’ll be around more. And with #spookyromancenovel back in production, I should have plenty to talk about.