Have you ever had things all mapped out, thought you knew where you were heading and then had a big curve ball thrown at you? That's where I am at the moment.
I stood on the edge of summer, looking out across all my free time to play with the kids, muse about and write a book, hang out with online friends when we all get together in July...Life was GRAND!
At this moment, I am reeling a bit. I have taken over the bookkeeping duties for our family business. I am not a bookkeeper by nature. I've spent the week trying to learn to navigate the accounting program, and am now going to wade in and organize the files to suit my system (if I can call it by such a grand name.) If I can live through the next six weeks or so, I think it will work out ok.
As to the writing...I'm trying to convince myself that with less time to loaf around, I'll be more focused. So far, I find all my mental energy is taken by the new job and I have little time to think about the novel.
I've set aside a writing week with a friend next month though. I'll work in the morning or evening and write at her place during the day.
In the meantime, I'm still going to try to enjoy summer.