>Trying times, fought-for words.

>I’m a writer. Writer’s write.

I have to keep reminding myself with that little mantra these days, what with life interfering on a daily basis. Do you ever feel the same, like life is full of evil little gremlins, derailing your goals?

My routine has been off kilter for awihle. I’m a homebody. I love my house, my office space, sitting in the same places to write day after day. I thrive on routine. So you might understand why the goals of selling our house, finding another place to live and moving again has a negative effect on my writing life.

I feel like I’ve been pulled in different directions for ages, knowing the move was probable (hubby applied for and got a promotion) but unable to go forward with any plans until it was a sure thing. We did do some work on the house in anticipation of a favorable outcome.

Finally, we got move orders and put our house up for sale. Then came the open house and leaving the house for showings. Those may continue, who knows? But we do have an offer we’re considering and the actual pack/load/move process could happen much quicker than we anticipated. We’ll know more on Tuesday.

In all this, I’m trying to keep writing a book I’d like finished by Nov. 7th at the latest. Between now and then, I have two trips scheduled.

This week I managed to write about 19 pages when I wanted at least 35. Any tricks for keeping the momentum going in a manuscript? I could use them.

About Annie Rayburn/Carol Burnside

As an author of sizzling romance, Annie takes contemporary settings. and incorporates twists with sci-fi and paranormal elements.
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1 Response to >Trying times, fought-for words.

  1. Cat Schield says:

    >Set aside the time to write. Tell yourself you’re going to do nothing else for x minutes. Put on headphones and some music. Something instrumental. Calms the mind. Because with all the things picking away at your thoughts, you need to find a little bit of tranquility. I don’t envy you the house move. I’ve done it. Very stressful. The not knowing is the worst.


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