This has been a weird week. Over the weekend, we discovered that the basement freezer had gotten unplugged. Weeks ago. We don’t use it much, and the seal kept most of the smell inside, but once my wife opened it … yeah. This may or may not be the cause of my son getting sick and missing school all week.
When I haven’t been cleaning out the grossness or taking care of the boy, I’ve been working on the final (I hope) revisions on Revisionary [Amazon | B&N | Indiebound]. I’m happy to say I got that wrapped up today. I’m going to go through everything one more time tomorrow, and then it’s back to the editor, and I’ll be able to get back to Project Bob.
Despite everything, I’ve gotten a lot of writing-type work done. But I’m noticing that the full-time writing schedule seems to make it a little harder to blog, which I hadn’t expected. I think I’m starting to figure out why, though.
Blogging is a different kind of writing, and for me, it’s been a shorter-term kind of writing. It’s something I do when I have a half hour of free time. (Sometimes that half hour stretches out beyond what I’d expected, but that’s another issue.)
Writing at home, I’ve got longer stretches of time, and the priority for those blocks of time has always been the fiction. There’s also the pressure of my deadline for getting those revisions turned around.
It’s weird. Before, those small windows of time didn’t work well for me to write fiction, so blogging was the natural fit. By going full-time as a writer, I seem to have minimized those blogging windows. I did not expect that.
It’s one more thing to sort out with the schedule going forward. But in the meantime, yay for finishing up another book!!!