Time to Write

It’s a breath of fresh air. That moment when school is out, VBS is finished, and summer break is upon us. No running kids here and there, no commitments, and finally, time to relax. And for me, it’s a welcome opportunity to get back to work.

I miss writing when I’m busy. I think about it, daydream about where I want the story to go, but when I finally get my fingers back on the keyboard and watch my story play out it’s a pleasure. After all the craziness of the past month or so, it’s been wonderful to get back to writing.

I’ve been writing every day – and getting full chapters finished at a time instead of hoping for a paragraph or two. I can’t explain to you how fantastic it is when I finally have time to sit down and write! And it’s needed, too.

After many years of being a stay at home mom, I’m going back to work at the end of summer. My degree is in elementary education, and God opened doors for me to return to teaching. We were looking at some increased financial obligations, and didn’t know how we were going to cover it. Suddenly I was approached about a position where a teacher was retiring. He was co-teaching second grade so it would be a part-time job, but it was an answer to prayer. To top it off, the teacher shortage here in Arizona has created an easier way for me to get re-certified. If it hadn’t, I wouldn’t have been able to take the position. God lined everything up for me, and I had to follow where He led.

With that in mind, it’s more important than ever that I finish my Christmas novella before school starts. So having time to finally write has been not only enjoyable, but necessary.

By the way, I am loving this Christmas novella. It has so many fun characters, and this story has written itself in such a fun way. It’s a light-hearted, entertaining read, and I can’t wait to share it with all of you. My latest two Christmas novellas both dealt with heavier themes, so it’s been a nice change to write one that is simply a pleasurable read.

I’ll keep you updated on the progress of this book. I’m hoping to publish sometime in late September or early October. Until then – I’ll keep writing whenever I have the time.

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