So after running myself ragged between work, home life, committing myself to a million different writing projects at once, and everything in between…something gave. I found myself severely run down and ill. Again.
I knew I was pushing myself, yet I’d stay up late every night, trying to finish a chapter, or furiously jotting down a new idea. Sometimes I’d start to do research on a locale for a new story idea after dinner, and then next thing I knew it was 1 AM! Something had to give, and that something, unfortunately, was me.
So I decided to take the summer off from my adding any new chapters of Canaan’s Promise. I’m not anywhere near finished with Canaan and Riley’s saga. Far from it. I have a draft of the next chapter and outlines of a few more that follow. But I have made the decision to just put that project on the backburner for the summer. Same go
es with any of the fanfic I was dabbling in, as well as the two other unnamed projects I was writing.
I will devote this summer to my novel, which is in the editing stages (yet again, after a change in the storyline for one of the characters). Hopefully, if all goes well, I will be done with it and have it up on Amazon September-ish.
Summer is my busy season at my job. When there is overtime being offered, I’d be a fool to turn that down. Such is the life of a poor, struggling writer! I could see I would just be spreading myself out too thin if I continued at the pace I was working at. Someday, hopefully, I can cut back on my real job instead of my writing job when time becomes scarce.
Until then, Canaan’s Promise is on temporary hiatus until the Fall. I’ll still be blogging here, though, while I work on the novel.
Happy Summer! Peace and love!