Light at the End of the Tunnel

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It’s been a while since my last update so here it goes.

We now have a buyer for our house.  The inspection and appraisal were done last week; next week we need to remedy all the small issues that were found as per the inspection (the buyer wants us to fix all twenty-three of them!).  We hope to close on this house late May.

Hubby found a farmstead in ND, and placed an offer on it.  It was accepted.  He plans to close on that place around the end of June (sooner if possible).

In the interim. my son and I (plus all of our cats) will leave NC late May and move in to hubby’s apartment in ND ’till he can close on the loan for the farmstead.  So, for about a month, all of us will be living in a one-bedroom apartment (around 700 sq ft) with NO internet or cable/satellite.

Ugh.

This has been a very challenging time; but at least for now, I can see a light at the end of the tunnel. Just need to hold on for a little while longer.

How does that saying go?  Absence makes the heart grow stronger, or something like that?  I don’t think my hubby and I have ever been apart this long before.  Can’t say I’m enjoying it, that’s for sure.  Yeah, I’m not too thrilled with the thought of not having any internet for a month; at least the family will be back together again.

Thank goodness.

Turning A New Chapter In Life

Boxes and boxes and yet more boxes!

My life took another detour and a new chapter has begun.

I’m forty something and am now officially “retired” for health reasons.

Plus hubby’s new job will soon move us from North Carolina to a land far, far north of here…

North Dakota.

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I’m excited.  I’m also very nervous!

As a writer, this new chapter in my life represents new experiences, new people; and of course, new adventures!

Stay tuned!

(Three Ways To) Keep That Story Going!

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Okay, you started on a new story.  What can you do to keep it going?

1. Set a daily word count until the story is completed (at least for the first draft).

2. If that doesn’t work, what about setting a set amount of time to work on it for each day?  30 minutes?  Or even 15 minutes each day is better than nothing!

3. Okay, you’re a busy person.  You have a full-time job plus you’re a parent and so on and so forth.  It’s almost impossible to write every day.  So, now what?  Well, for me, I set a week’s goal of either 1,000 words or 45 minutes (minimal) so with a more flexible writing schedule it decreases the level of stress for me as a writer, and I find writing the story much more enjoyable.

 

How do you keep a story going?