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Time Tug-of-War

It's that time of year again. The time when we all make resolutions to do this or do that, but get pulled in different directions entirely. I'd say this is part of being a mom (at least in my world), part of having family around (my in-laws just moved back to the area after living across the country for the majority of my married life) part of the holiday season and just part of living.


There is never enough time in the day to do the things that are on my endless to-do list. Although that doesn't stop me from trying.

First up in the update on why I haven't been blogging: I finished the first draft of my novel. (YAY!) It's been a long time coming and I've learned writing a full length novel has a much different process than writing a short story or novella (at least for me it does).
I'd love to be dancing in the streets over this news, but the truth is there is still a lot of work to do in order for me to get this into any type of shape that I'd be willing to share it with a neighbor, let alone the world. So, that is happening in the wee hours of the morning at my house. Which is the only time I can pretend not to get interrupted and concentrate on...well, anything really.  And, believe me when I tell you that I'm not a morning person. Thank goodness for coffee makers with timers.

Family life with two very active little boys is keeping me hopping. Day-job just seems to get more and more demanding. And lets not forget spending time with Hubs, trying to make healthy meals and keeping the house sort-of clean.  Those are the highlights of my days.

And, really, I wouldn't have it any other way. 

As a complete aside, I'm nearing 900 Twitter followers and have over 200 "likes" on my Facebook page. Thank you all so much! If you'd like to stay connected, I encourage you to check out both of those options as they are easier for me to check multiple times a week (ahem...yeah, okay, day) than blogging.

More soon!



  1. Well, congratulations on finishing your novel! With all you mentioned above (and so much more) going on, that in itself is a major accomplishment.

    I cannot wait to buy a copy!


    1. Thank you dear-heart, both for your comment and your ongoing support. :-) It's been a process for sure, but something seems to have clicked for me in the past few months which has helped in overcoming some of the hurdles I've been dealing with.
      I'm remembering to enjoy each day...which can be tough sometimes. The forrest getting lost for all the trees type of thing.