I’ve been struggling this week. School’s back in session and we’ve had a few family things going on and overall, it’s just been busy. Needless to say, I’ve been struggling to sit down and write, which made me sad. But then I got to thinking… maybe I needed to pivot. Shift my perspective and really look at my projects. In all honesty, being tired or busy isn’t a new thing for this mom of four. Then it dawned on me. I needed a break from my current project. I love my characters and story, but I feel like after releasing my last two books I need a little break from it. Plus, my other ideas and projects have been screaming loudly for my attention for some time now. Yesterday, I switched gears, and you know what? I was excited. It was hard for me to walk away from what I was doing. That right there told me all I needed to know. It was time for a change.
Not to worry, book three will still happen, but forcing myself to work on it when I’m not feeling it wouldn’t be good for anyone. So, for now, I’ve picked up a Guilty Pleasures. A project that I started a little over a year ago. I’m about 30k words in and completely absorbed in the project again. It’s also a little different from what I’ve been writing. It wouldn’t fall into the paranormal or fantasy romance genres. It’s more along the lines of contemporary romance with a grouchy MMC and a resilient but strong MFC. Both characters are divorced, broken and dejected with the trauma’s they’ve experienced and not looking for love. I’ll post more about it soon. I need to write an official blurb for it as well.
Anyway, that’s what’s up with me. Have you ever found yourself in a similar type of situation where you just have to pivot and step away from what you’ve been working on? It doesn’t have to be writing related could be anything. Let me know in the comments.