I hope that everyone is getting ready to go back to school, or send the kids back to school, or go back to work at a school...
I can't wait to get kiddo and hubby back to school. I need to have our lives come back to some kind of normal. My schedule has been shot all through the summer, and I don't like it (especially since I didn't get a lot of vacation out of it).
But, this past week I've begun the process of forcing myself back into the writer's schedule. I get up in the morning, go online for a quick check and hello :) and then it's off to work at the EDJ--which allows me some more time for checking the email and chatting online in between reporting letters, legal research, rushing documents out to the courthouse, etc. I usually use my lunch break to get in some writing time (I average about 500 words in that hour). And then once the work day is done, and after the dinner dishes have been washed and kiddo is off to bed, I check back in online before the internet gets shut down--unplugged and everything--for the night, so I can work without feeling the lure of Twitter and other social opportunities -- although I love it so :)
This has been good for me so far. I can be very weak and take advantage of any distraction unless I don't leave myself any other choice. And this week buckling down and finding my focus has helped me to formulate a new idea for a book. I'm almost finished mapping it out and I'm VERY EXCITED about it!
I'll be giving more details as the story begins to take shape, but for now--I'm offline to keep working.
What have you been up to? What are you working on now, whether you're a writer or you've got some other great hobby that you enjoy.