It’s been a while since I really visited Blog-Landia and all of the Virtual Media Realm. I’ve spent the better half of the last few weeks being a ghost (writer), doing research and starting a new project. So much so that I’ve lost my voice figuratively and last week literally. Laryngitis is a real pain but I not-so-happily croaked like an adolescent boy when I needed to. And I needed to quite a bit. I’m a mom after all and we have to nag at least once a day even if it’s a whisper nag.
Putting pen to paper is easy when it comes to being a ghost writer. I become someone else entirely and I have lots of fun. Even the boring topic write ups are fun because it creates a challenge. The problem comes in when I’m all consumed with jobs and I lose my own voice. And boy have I lost it. I’ve been ‘sitting’ on drafts and somehow I don’t see ME in any of it. Also I’ve been thinking like a tween and doing plenty of research on the subject for a while. It started out with me seeking help to coping with a tween and quickly my overthinking brain decided to start writing a book for tweens.
In my quest to find my voice again I’ve decided to do this “Currently” post.
Feeling: Excited! My new project is the little book for tween girls and I’m hoping to self publish it digitally in about 3 months. The inspiration comes from a very fragile place of raising a tween girl and finding it D.I.F.F.I.C.U.L.T. Any proof readers out there???
Doing: Spending some time with my mother-by-the-law. Now I know why Keith has such patience with me babbling. She talks A. LOT. 😀
Listening to: Aretha Franklin. Keith’s flavour of the month.
Feeling thankful for: Love. Life. Health. The latter has been up and down lately because of the flu that just won’t go away but I’m still experiencing good health in spite of it.
Making: Sweets for K3 and totally flopping at it. Actually it’s for me but let’s say it’s for the kids. The one thing I succeeded at was this Homemade Turkish Delight Recipe with compliments from The Cupcake Lawyer.
Freaked out about: My kids phases they’re going through right now. 1st K is slipping into “Angry at the world” phase and Middle K is proving to be a difficult tween.
Anticipating: A positive response to job applications and getting new contracts for work. One of each will be great. I need a regular income stat.
Eating: All the wrong stuff… I just can’t help myself.
Watching: Too much reality tv. Not quite addicted yet, but I haven’t come across a series that tickles my fancy. Shonda Rhimes I am patiently waiting…
Loving: The school holidays. No rushing around in the mornings for a few weeks.
Milestones: I learnt to say NO. I’m a people pleaser and tend to spread myself very thin in order to accommodate others. Only problem is that my NO was in the form of declining a job offer. As current as this morning to be exact. Beggars are not supposed to be choosers they say, but even though I desperately need to get something I also know what is good for me, hence the decline.
What have you been up to?
PS: I’m really in need of a few people (who won’t steal my book idea!) to proof read it for me and provide some honest critique. Anyone interested?