But, I guess this will lead into my topic choice of the month, finding time for it all. I need quiet and peaceful surroundings when I write for the most part. Though last week I managed to pound out 2K while sitting on the beach about 10 feet away from a volley ball game. With summer vacation in full swing this month, peace and quiet is in short supply around my house. It's during this time I look in awe at those of you who are pulling 40 hour weeks at an outside job, raising a family and still manage to churn out page after page. The only way I can make myself feel better is to tell myself we've all got different writing styles and procedures which makes some people better able to write a coherent sentence at 11:30 pm while others can sit at a table at Starbucks and produce wonderful prose. I can do neither, though if you put me in an empty room with a laptop and no distractions (spider solitaire anyone?) I'm a regular Nora Roberts - in volume, not quality.
My life is settling in soon. My husband has finally hired a competent secretary, so I no longer have to fill in at his office. August 2nd school starts (thank heavens for year-round school) and my angels will be out of my hair for a blessed 8 hours a day. Will I be able to sit down and write after a summer long hiatus? I sure hope so!