What am I doing now?

There are two weeks left until the end of the academic year here in the UK so I’m currently struggling through tests and marking. I’m really looking forward to using naptimes on my author work rather than marking and planning.

My plans for the summer are:

  1. Edit my first draft to send to my editors.
  2. Organise my author website.
  3. Find a designer for my front cover.
  4. Finish a gift for any who sign up to my mailing list.
  5. Learn how to format properly
  6. Start plotting Book 2…

I think that should keep me out of mischief! *^_^*

Writing as a mother

I never thought I would be a mother. I feel immensely lucky (despite my tiredness!) And wouldn’t change it for the world. I’m fortunate enough to be a semi-full-time mother too (WOG) Sadly though, it leaves me with very little personal time where I can write.

I could be selfish and write in the evenings, but I enjoy sitting with my husband and chattering over a coffee and watching whatever it is on TV. If the night has gone well (i.e.,no teething) I’m sometimes able to wake early and write. Most of the time I’m too tired… So, the only free time I get is when my daughter sleeps. But some days this doesn’t work either. I try not to despair. I make the most of whatever time I get. Even if I wish it could be more.

Nonetheless, part of me is feeling desperate; The KeyMaster will be ten years old this July. I would love for me to finish it and start sending it off to agents in July, but I know it won’t happen – hopefully by the end of the year.

Regardless of when I finish it, I write because I love crafting images with words. However, above all, I want to succeed to show my daughter that dreams don’t always stay dreams.