“Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
I’m moving this weekend. Actually, I feel like I’ve been moving for months. We began cleaning out old stuff many weeks ago. We’ve been packing for over a month. We’ve been shuttling boxes and unpacking for 2 weeks. This weekend is the final move.
Buying the house has been wonderful and stressful. When my kids worry, I feel terrible. Knowing our monthly mortgage will be higher than before gives both my husband and me anxiety. He feels the burden as practically the sole financial partner in our relationship. I feel the guilt as practically a zero financial partner in our relationship.
And the job hunt continues, so I hope to soon be a better financial contributor.
Unless any agents/publishers reading this want to get/send me that big advance, so I can start living the writing life. I have all these new sunny rooms in which to write. I’m getting a desk too. This is serious commitment to a writing space.
While I’ve been busy with moving, working, and job searching, I’ve let blogging slide a little in favor of writing. (Sorry!) Last Friday, I completed a 70k YA manuscript. And the manuscript that didn’t make it to the quarterfinals of ABNA is about to be queried.
Oh, and I have little piece of fiction being e-published.
Caroline Smailes is the brainchild of 100 RPM, a collection of 100 flash fiction stories inspired by music. My piece is called “Violet’s Hill”, which is inspired by the song Violet Hill by Coldplay.
And guess what?
THE Nik Kershaw has written the introduction. Yeah, THAT Nik Kershaw.
Best of all the $ (after Amazon's cut) will be going to the charity One in Four!
This organization is a registered charity, which provides support and resources to people who have experienced sexual abuse and sexual violence.
You can support a worthy cause.
P.S. Old Kitty has a story included too. She’s the one who told me about the call for stories. Thanks, Old Kitty!
How do you find balance?
How do you keep moving forward?