Daily Archives: December 18, 2017

A New Start

Well, it seems that I missed Friday somehow. (I think I need to schedule reminders for what day of the week it is.)

Part of that, though, was because I had a job interview at a jail about half an hour away from where I live. Today I got a phone call with the offer and I start tomorrow.

Or at least, tomorrow I go in for paperwork and orientation. We’ll work out my schedule then, but I know it’s going to be alternating weeks of day shift (6:00 am to 2:00 pm) and then a week of evening shift (2:00 to 10:00pm).

How is this going to affect my writing?

Good question. The answer lies somewhere between “I don’t know yet” and “not much” with a strong emphasis toward “increased productivity.” (At least, after I get settled into the routine, because for some reason I always seem to be more productive if I have less time.)

One thing I’m hoping, though, is that being back to work will keep me on track for blog posts.

So, what have I been doing writing-wise?  Well… I’ve been doing some re-reading of some of the Academy of the Accord books, mostly because I was looking for stuff that I needed to cut from them to put into Book 5.5, and, well, I kinda got carried away. I have been doing some work on 5.5, mostly tweaking some word choices and punctuation. I need to get back to work on the prequel, too.

I’ve also begun thinking about my goals (and a timeframe) for 2018, but more on that later, once I finalize plans.

And, of course, as I’m making my writing plans (which were supposed to focus on The Academy of the Accord) plot bunnies have begun hopping up everywhere. The one I was planning to do for NaNoWriMo has been nudging me with scenes and plot hooks and more info on the alien culture. (But still no name for one of the main characters.)

There’s also a Christmas story (fortunately a very short story) that is begging to be written, so with only a week to go to get it done I think I’d better focus on it.



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