I'm a Libra, and for me, life is all about balance. I'm in constant pursuit of it, off-kilter when I don't achieve it, and of the mind that true success comes with it. So, here's how elusive balance has affected me lately.
I have two passions, both which require enormous amounts of time and energy. One is writing. The other is running.
When I am fully engaged with one, there is not enough time or energy for the other. No matter how I've tried to rectify this, it continues to be true.
In January, I began training for a half-marathon. So, in January I stopped working on my WiP. I didn't mean to. I had full intention to continue writing. But it didn't happen.
The race was a little over a week ago, on March 18th.
Here's me corralled at the start line, waiting for the race to start.
My husband and kids took this shot as I ran past near the mile 9 marker.
And here I am with my kids, after completing the 13.1 miles in 2 hrs. 23 mins.
Now that the intensity of my training has eased up for the next couple months (my next half is October 21), I'm turning my attention back to my writing. All time and energy is swinging in the creative direction as I pull up my manuscript off its dusty cyber shelf.
To fully facilitate my first draft success, I'm laying low and staying off the Internet as much as possible. Once a week I'll post a short blog here to talk about my week's work, if only to keep myself on track and accountable. I'll visit around the blogosphere, but if you don't hear from me you'll know it's not 'cause I don't love what you've said, it's just because I'm confining my written words to my book.
And of course, I'll be cheering on all you A-Zers from my quiet corner of cyberspace!
See you on the other side!