You’re kidding me, right? I don’t even remember most of August – how did September already disappear?
This past month was my first full month working full-time outside of the house. I tried to cut back on my freelance writing, but I have a really hard time saying no to my editor, so I wrote quite a bit. Add to that my work on The At-Home Conference (check it out here if you missed it), and my time ran by so fast that I barely had time to wave as it passed.
Positives: The hubs and are were able to start rebuilding our savings account. I’ve met some really fun people. I’m learning new skills. Discovering new restaurants. Wearing some of my favorite clothes that haven’t been out of the closet in months.
Negatives: Starting a new job didn’t suddenly make me an expert at scheduling my time, so I’m exhausted. And I got sick…twice. My office is a disaster. I forgot to pay some bills. And I haven’t worked out in over a week (partly because I’ve been sick).
Conclusion: I’m sticking with it. Matt and I both prayed long and hard about the decision to take the job, so we’re not going to change our minds now. If God wanted me there, there’s a reason. I knew when I started that this would be the beginning of a new season for learning and growing. Now I just have to figure out how to do it less painfully.
Plan: I have three months to finish my novel, because in 2012 I am moving on. I want at least 70,000 words, and I’m at 43,000. That’s 27,000 words in 3 months; 9,000 words a month; 2,250 words a week; 321 words a day. I already have my writing schedule for the paper figured out for the month, so now I need to add these word counts in there. If I don’t do it, you have my blessing to give all of my Christmas presents to the needy.
QUESTION: How about you? Let me know how you’re doing – what’s this month hold for you?