The world's still spinning... good to know. I didn't post this weekend, the first time I missed a post since 9/17/11. And my A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80) update is late as well.
Weeks of sickness led to a juggling act. So many balls were in the air, and I was skimming by. Every morning I woke up and prioritized what HAD to be done. I managed to stay afloat. In a weird way, this felt like quite the accomplishment considering.
With less balls in the air, I decided Friday morning to do something crazy... put my WIP writing first. Friday afternoon and Saturday morning were designated for writing.
Taxes - Mid-Friday, I was ready to send my final accounting to my tax guy. As I was about to hit send, I discovered our publisher used the wrong Tax ID number for our W2 reportings. An hour of discussion later, they promised to get back to me Friday. Shocker... they didn't.
I braced myself for a frustrating Monday morning, but my writing would still happen. Then came...
Blog comments - I've heard a consistent request across the Blog Universe lately: please get rid of the pain-in-the-butt word verification. I've been feeling the same way. Thanks to fellow blogger and campaigner, Melissa Maygrove, I finally figured out how to do this. I thought it was a problem solved, UNTIL...
Spam - I received no less than twenty-five spam comments in 24 hours. I deleted them all and now have comment moderation in place. Eek!
Finally, I was ready to write. But then came...
Daughter #2 - Poor girl. She's had three rounds of Strep this winter, two horrible ear infections (one requiring two rounds of antibiotics), an eye infection, and Bronchial pneumonia. She came to me with a rash. Long story short, we had a scary night and discovered she's allergic to Penicillin. She's now on Prednisone and a new antibiotic (for the Strep).
(Note: This is not the daughter recently diagnosed with Lyme's disease.)
I feel honored to have reached a point in my life where writing is my official business, but with that comes the pains of business: tax reporting, office management, record keeping, business calls (thanks to clients *yeah for clients*), project management, and so on. I'm adjusting, but I miss the days when it was just a passion.
Add to that my number one job as a mother, and well... you get the post above.
My ROW80 Update
Writing: See Blogging.
Blogging: W/T/F here and two book reviews posted on Mom in Love with Fiction. One of the posts here was a flash fiction piece I'm quite proud of (and my only writing since Wednesday): Pulling Him In.
Reading: Yes. I was up most of last night making sure my daughter didn't have breathing troubles, so I read. Reviews will be forthcoming.
Editing: No. I knew my mind was elsewhere. That's not fair to me or the client.
Diet & Exercise: *insert maniacal laughter here*
I'm down, but not out. Today, other than hovering over my daughter to make sure her swelling and hives were calming down, I made a plan to get caught up. The rest of today is a wash, so I focused on business issues and this blog post.
Tomorrow, I'm writing come Hell or high water. So unless you hearing about burning flames or a flood taking over Damascus, Maryland...