I can’t tell you how good it feels to say (err…type) that! The past 5 and ½ months have truly been the best of my life. With Baby D, every day is a new adventure, but when exciting things happen everyday, it can be exhausting. Very exhausting. So while I’ve been having so much fun, I’ve been so tired too, and writing has been the furthest thing from my mind no matter how many times I tried to will myself to do it along the way.
But this weekend I felt a spark; one that I hadn’t felt in a long time. The Other Side of Later was on a free promo with Amazon so I was on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram like crazy trying to promote it. I started reading other writer’s tweets and posts, and I saw how excited they were to write. I missed that feeling. Then yesterday, I took advantage of the mild weather and went for a run, and something clicked. The ideas started flowing, and I couldn’t contain the writing bug inside of me.
I hope it lasts because I can’t wait to share some sneak peeks of my next novel with you!
It’s time for a little update. While I didn’t make a huge announcement, I dropped little hints here and there on Twitter and Instagram that I was expecting my first child. Baby D, as I refer to him on social media, arrived at the end of summer, and it’s been such an exciting and joyous whirlwind ever since!
With that being said, I’ll be honest. Ideally, I wanted book #2 to be released this December, but that’s not going to happen. I thought I may be able to write while I was on maternity leave. And while I’ve had the time while Baby D naps, I’ve had terrible writer’s block about 90% of the times I’ve sat down to write. With Baby D turning 9 weeks this week (seriously, where did the time go?!?), I’ve decided I need to get to try to get the creative juices flowing again. I had every intention of having a blog post ready to go on November 1st, but again, writer’s block hit. But then I found a great challenge on Instagram – 30 Day Gratitude Challenge.
I thought it was such a great way to reflect on the things I’m most thankful for each day. While I’ll post a picture every day on Instagram, each week, I’m going to write a post and expand a little bit here. I’m hoping the prompts for each day help me get out of my writing slump.
I hope you’ll follow along and share the things you’re most thankful for too!