The Keepers of Sulbreth, continued in Beyond the Gate and will conclude later this year with The Son of Futhark.
Rather than go into the long list of things I've been doing other than writing, I'll share the thought I had this morning while mowing the lush grass in my back acre. When you have children, a day job, and a generous property to care for, there's always something that needs done. There's always something I can spend my time doing. There's always something I can work on besides writing. And if I keep giving into the demands surrounding me, I'm never going to get done editing Beneath the Mountain.
Some things must come first like my daughter's softball playoffs, the day job, food, shelter, but I really have to give my writing more priority if I want to get my career moving forward. There will always be laundry to do, weeds to make war upon, meals to cook and some shopping that needs done. With school over for the summer, I'm hoping to find more hours in the day to devote to my literary aspirations. Sunshine outside usually distracts me, but I'm determined to resist.
What's the 'something' that distracts you at this time of year? Do you have a lot of household chores, inside or outside, that cut into your writing time during the summer?