I keep a pretty strict reading plan. I pick out a book, read it in a week and post a review on Wednesdays on this blog. This week, that went entirely out of the window. What happened? What else? Life.
In between my hours getting bumped at work, my ill husband (who is much better now thanks to over a week of being waited on hand and foot) and meeting a deadline for my upcoming novel, my reading time has been squeezed.
This week, I read a bit of a book on schedule, like normal and then read the rest the day of and the day before the book review was due. (The Time Traveler’s Magic review is a-right here, ready and on time!) I’m not a fan of deviating from the plan but I’m even less of a fan of having a mad rush.
I’m not super organised (though I’d love to be) but I’m the kind of person that consistently shows up to the train/bus ten minutes early on purpose. I hate being late for anything and that includes finishing my books.
This week, I’ve got a plan and so long as nothing crazy happens, like my house falling down or The Witcher creators deciding there will be no season two, I’ll be able to stay on track. I think it’s a bit ambitious to say that I could read two books this week, though I’d love to, but I can still resume life as normal.
What I can say about this week though, is that I have, but for a bit more editing, finished my novel for the Darkness Rising boxed set and I’m over the moon! Sometimes, when you’re meeting deadlines, writing feels like running on a hamster wheel.
It’s been a productive week, for sure, but not in the areas I had hoped. So, all I can do after a long week is get back into the swing of things.
What do you do to get back into regular life after unexpected things have dropped into your lap? I’m open to suggestions!
Thanks for reading!