Wednesday, July 3, 2013
#IWSG for July - The word is fragmented.
This time last year I was happily composing a lot of flash fiction. I felt confident. I was moving forward. I self-published some of my flash on Amazon and the reception was good.
In August I participated in Camp NanoWriMo and wrote the first 50k words of my first mystery novel, "Not a Whisper". I finished it up in September and then started the editing process.I finished that just in time for NaNoWriMo in November when I tackled my first romance novel, "Home Again".
After making it through the edit, proofing and formatting steps, I was tired. I had changed my Write 4 Ten blog from daily to 3x a week to 2x a week word prompts. Even this blog was sadly neglected.
Then a major life change opportunity presented itself - the possibility of moving to Ecuador for a few years. To properly evaluate this possible move, even after two months of intensive research, we needed to visit. So this spring we spent a month in Cuenca, Ecuador - high up in the Andes mountains. The end result? We ARE moving to Ecuador this December for 5+ years.
My wonderful readers are anxiously waiting for "Barely a Spark", book two in the Klondike Mystery Series. So now I must un-fragment myself and get it done, along with - are you ready - preparing for a two month motorcycle trip (Route 66) that we have been planning for three years now and preparing to close up home and move to Ecuador.
Can I fix it? How do you stay un-fragmented?