Except my best-laid plans have gone awry.
My final teacher evaluation of the year has joined forces with some recent uncertainty to eat my writing life. There’s also this teacher-certification test in another field I’m studying for. All three are seriously interfering with my writing production.
I’m trying, y’all. I really am. I’m outlining the WIP, and I’m adding words. Slowly, but I’m adding words. I’m usually very disciplined about my writing routine (well, except for that six-year sabbatical, but, hey. There were reasons.), but it’s been by the wayside the past two weeks or so.
I do have a plan – finish this novella (It’s You and coming out via my newsletter first) by, um, early April. Then, my April-May project features a heroine in her fifties who is starting all over again. Over the summer – the book that scares me to death. We’ll see how that goes.
Anyway . . . my evaluation is tomorrow. (I’d be teaching the same thing regardless if my admin was in the room or not, honestly, but this is a high-prep lesson and it’s taken days to pull together. Ask me about it – it’s kind of a fun idea. My kids are excited, and getting teenagers excited when spring fever is rampant and state testing is imminent is kind of difficult.) My other certification test is a couple of weeks away, and the uncertainty . . . well, eventually, it won’t be uncertain any longer.
For now, I’m going to sit in my holding pattern, make an awesome presentation (shoot – I forgot I needed a photo of a book for this!), and add some more words to It’s You. Stay tuned, and at some point, I’ll share that whole doing-life-day-by-day thing.