2018 · February

Burning the Midnight Oil

Hello, Readers!

My work hours have changed for the time being. Not due to anything major, but rather the fact that I’ve come down with a sinus cold. As my grandbabies are down sick, it was only a matter of time before I too came down with it. While this could spell trouble to make sure that things are getting done, I’m managing to keep on working.

As nighttime is always the worst for colds I use the opportunity to get my work done. While I’m awake and unable to lay down to sleep I kick out blog posts, fill in my series bible and even get my word count in. I usually do these things while Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings plays in the background.

I’m hoping that this cold won’t last much longer, but until it does I will continue to get my work done at night, even if it means I sleep most of the day. Luckily for me, my children are old enough that they are in school or have children of their own so I’m not needed to tend to their needs at this point in time.

I have found that my determination to change the way I work and ensure that I’m going to be kicking out novels every year hasn’t diminished with being ill.  When many years before so much as a sneeze would have given me cause to make excuses and stop working.

I couldn’t be more proud of myself for gaining this determination as well. It has been a long time coming and a constant journey for me. That being said I also read a quote that changed the way I thought.


For many years I put all the enjoyment on the publishing. It was fleeting and didn’t last long. While there is great joy in publishing, it is the journey of writing that takes the longest and should bring me the most joy. Needless to say, that quote brought about an ah-ha moment for me. Which only added to my already changing views when it came to my writing.

With all of these changes, I’m hoping to bring about more consistent themes here on my blogs. If there are things you’d like to see more here, please leave a comment and I’ll see what I can do.

Until next time, remember to L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing.

2 thoughts on “Burning the Midnight Oil

  1. Wow great words. I’m sorry your sick but way to go on keeping on track. I am in no way close but you are an inspiration.

    1. Thank you, Cat. I try to accomplish something even when I’m sick. Admittedly it isn’t always as much as I want and sometimes it’s only a few words jotted down somewhere, but it is something, at least.

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