Hello October…Wait, what?

Somehow the new month is upon us like a leopard pouncing from an innocent looking tree limb.

School has handed me a plate of boy-howdy-is-this-a-lot-of-work this year.

I am still attempting to work on my books and meet my January deadline for finishing my Bicusped Molar book, but life is coming at me a bit fast.  :/

I’ve bookended our school week with Homeschool group-type activities on every Monday and Friday.  Leaving only Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to finish regular school work.

Thursday is still my personal writing day, but when I add field trips, dental/ortho appts, doctor appts, social activities, or pop-up Homeschool days out, it Really cuts into our 3 days to get things done.

I’m Extremely glad that my Randomkid Youngest isn’t working outside of the home as of yet or I would Really be pulling my hair out. Ack!

So, in order to sneak in writing and/or art I try to work it into the actual homeschool schedule.  If we are doing art I pick an activity that I can practice something for my illustrations and hopefully the Randomkid learns a new art form or new art technique.

And the Randomkid is working on a few manuscripts as well, so working in writing is not a problem.

Really it all gets back to that elusive shadowed specter named time.  I just never seem to have enough of it.  😦

I just finished watching a three part series on FB with tips on how to set aside time for writing.

The speaker challenged writers to map out what your day looks like from morning to evening for an entire week…three weeks is preferred, but reality is a week will be all I get done.

The idea is that after writing down your activities for a week or so you can see just where you might have free time and prioritize what you Really need to work on during that time.

I know right now that I need to reprioritize my screen time from research/recreational watching to actual Focused writing time. :/

I am starting off the month with my no FB, Pinterest, Netflix, Youtube time until after 7pm, unless I am in motion on some form of exercise machine.  ;)-

That really seemed to work well for me during the month of September and helped me to get moving more often.

Because the reward for movement was screen time.  Rofls

So, maybe after I get through this week I will be able to discover my hidden free time and use it for good instead of evil.  Ha!  😄

TTFN,

The Bluemoon Thinker  🙂

P.S.-  Happy October!  May your leaves all fall exactly where you would like them to and may they stay in the piles where they are placed.  ;)-

Happy Leaf Jumping!

A Quick Word…

Ack!

There you have it….A Quick Word.

 

Just a little joke there…very little. Lols 😉

Okay, so I’m workin’ on finishing up my book for my beta readers.  I printed out my book so that I could read over it one more time….time for the Ack! word.

I think I fixed something on every page except two….Wowsers!! 😮 😮

So, I’m off to type up all of my edits…Yay me. 😀

TTFN,

The Bluemoon Thinker 🙂

P.S.- A Quick Word before leaving…Ack!  Again.  😉

Step 1: Move your feet…

Okay, so I posted a few times this week about my writing/illustrating adventures.

I pushed myself out of the starting gate and actually began to buy art supplies and sign up for classes that will help further me in my Adventures.  😮

….Hereto yesterday’s post about adding up the cost. 🙂

But I’m Totally nervous for some reason.  Up until now I’ve had no probs saying out loud to whoever will listen…

Yes, I’m a writer….  I write…uh… stuff

&

Yes, I’m an artist…I…uh…art stuff.   Lol

But now that I’m actually moving toward finishing my edits and starting my illustrations and I have my second and third batch of beta readers Asking me where their copies of my  story is because they can’t wait to read and see it.  Aaaaaaack!

It all makes me want to go and hide under the covers.

I’m heading into uncharted waters and I’m Terribly uncomfortable with it!! Yaaaaaaaaargh!!!!   😮 😮 😮 😮 😮

Ok, Breathe….Breathe….Breathe….Wheeeeeeeeeeew…Ok, better.  😉 🙂

Did you ever see that movie, What About Bob?  I am sooo that guy right now!

Bill Murray and his little goldfish.

…Baby steps out the door, Baby steps onto the sidewalk, Baby steps down the street…

 

So… Step 1:

Move my feet.

 

TTFN,

The Bluemoon Thinker 🙂

P.S.- Any of you peeps out in Internet land have problems with moving forward?  Drop me a line or 2 in the box.

Happy Steppin’ 😀