Friday, June 01, 2007

Sometimes Life Takes Over

I apologize for my recent absence and lack of new posts. I'm just not accustomed to writing 50 page books in two weeks. My writing is usually much more relaxed with deadlines not usually quite so tight - although I realize that many of you are probably writing at least close to that amount in one or two weeks - if not more. Hmm...well, I'll find the balance.

My writing, on the other hand, usually consists of visiting all my favorite blogs (two or three times a day), leaving comments on the ones that particularly move me - whether it's to tears, laughter, or otherwise. I check my email. I move on to a writing project, but I'd be willing to bet that most of you know how much time the whole blogging thing and email can consume. So then I write for a while and it isn't long before I get distracted by something else. The internet is productivity's best friend or worst enemy.

I am almost done with my book now. It's been a fun project for me and I've learned a lot from it. Perhaps the most important lesson is that when it comes right down to it, I really can balance my family with writing quite successfully. In fact, with more to do, I've even found that I've managed to keep up on my household chores much more successfully than when I'm not as busy. I've just switched things up a bit. For example, instead of doing my laundry at the end of the day, I do it first thing in the morning. Then it's done and it's one less thing I have to do before getting my kiddos to bed at night.

Anyway, I will try and give you all a couple worth while posts this week, as well as in the weeks to come. Bear with me, though because we are possibly going to be buying a new home in the next few weeks. Then life will be really hectic again. For tonight though, in anticipation of the craziness that may soon be coming, I'm going to go enjoy a good book!

Enjoy your evening!


sylvia c. said...

Congrats on finishing up that book. I am sure you feel should!

I know how easy it can be to get distracted, but...I feel so good when I get things accomplished so I try to remind myself of that feeling...!

Good luck with the new house thing...that's really exciting!

Have a good one!

Sylvia C.

Lillie Ammann said...

Congratulations on your progress on the book. And good luck with the move.

Lisa Vella said...

Thank you, Sylvia and Lillie! It did feel good to get my goal accomplished last week with the ebook. Just a little reminder of why setting goals is always a good thing.

As for the move, I'm excited. It's a very nice home, and it sits in a lovely neighborhood - one that's great for kids. Everyone is looking forward to it.

Thanks for the comments, and have a wonderful day!