It was a busy weekend. My youngest daughter had her first high school dance. The school had other dances prior but they always fell on days when we had other plans that were in place long before. Needless to say, she was so excited when she was able to attend this one. She even went so far as to ask a guy to the dance. Even though the guy had to leave early it didn’t stop her from having a blast, which I’m so glad.
My youngest sister was over on Saturday and I showed her what my work day consisted of, and she loved it. I have four notebooks with my small laptop at all times while I’m working. One is my journal. I try to write in that every day. I’ll admit sometimes I forget, generally on a weekend when I don’t sit down to write. Another is my BuJo to help me keep track of the things that I need to do for the day, week or month. After that, I have my magical cookies plotting notebook. It gives me a place to brain dump when I need to and figure out my chapters one at a time as needed. On top of all of those, I keep what I call my series bible, which is a large sketchbook filled with all the information about the series I’m working on from maps, character information, blueprints for airships and such. That way as I’m writing along if I need information it is all right there at my fingertips.
She loved my system so much that she came back to my house on Sunday and we did a system like mine for her as well. Especially as she wants to continue on her own writing journey. I couldn’t be more honored or thrilled to be able to share my writing knowledge with both my girls and her. Even if they never follow the path as more than a hobby I do hope writing brings them as much joy as it does to me.
As for my writing while it seems slow going it is moving at a decent enough pace. Not quite the pace I would like it to move, but at least it is forward momentum. That I will take. I have the goal and I’m on track to release one, possibly two books this year which is very exciting for me.
Now, it is time to get back to work. Remember to L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing.