If I’m being totally honest, I’ll admit that back to school has always been my favorite time of year. I love the lure of brand new notebooks and clean sneakers. Even as a kid, by the end of August I was ready to get back to routine and structure and school.
This year, back to school means three mornings a week to myself. Me being me, I’ve put a lot of expectations on what should happen during those six hours a week of “extra” time. I’m currently in year two of my five year plan and have big goals to achieve.
When I left for RWA back in July, I was working on a short story (that I finished while there) and had vague ideas about the third book in the Golden Shores series. But that was it. RWA recharged and revitalized me. I came home, drafted a (fairly ambitious) plan and the story ideas started flowing.
At the moment, I’m working on the third novel in the Golden Shores series and then will turn my focus to something new. I have short stories to edit for the True North series, a short story to add to the Golden Shores series, a new series I’m starting, and another story set in the Apostle Islands to write.
Essentially, I can’t seem to find enough time. Let’s hope an extra six hours a week can cut it!