Juggling for Dummies

I have three novels in some state of . . . progress . . .incompletion . . . not done-ness.  I like words.  I like words that are not actually words even more.  What was I talking about?

Ah yes, focus.

These three novels could not be more different in tone or genre.  At the start of this little blogging adventure I had acknowledged my slight lack of focus and decided that I would work on one and only one novel until it was finished.  I had weighed the merits of each and selected one and that would be the one.  Except this week, it seemed like maybe one of the other ones was the one.   I don’t want to waste this glorious opportunity and focus on the wrong one.  What a waste of time that would be.
So this week I carefully reevaluated my need for focus strategy.  While doing so, I rewrote and resubmitted a children’s book for publication and re-edited and resubmitted a feature screenplay to Slamdance.   But other than that I am 100% focused on my novel. That is to say I am 100% focused on deciding which novel I’m going to write, oh yes, and then write it.
I might have also cleaned out my office.  And taken my kids to a random midweek theme park holiday.   Other than that, all focus is on the novel.  Novels.  .  . Just as soon as I finish this blog post.

English language question of the week: Apparently now only one space is used between sentences.  When did I miss this? What representative went to what board and convinced said board that two spaces was just too many? That is power my friends.

Anyone else out there having focus problems?  Please wallow with me. The water is warm. . . and murky.


3 thoughts on “Juggling for Dummies

  1. Fortunately for you your husband is one of the most focused individuals on the planet and willing to help you anyway that he(I) can. Oh, and modest. And good at keeping things in the proper person and tense. And good at following punctuation and grammar rules. Did I mention the focus?

  2. I was wondering what happened to you. I kept coming here looking for updates. Glad to hear it’s just a focus issue. BTW, is focus another word for ‘life’? Oh, and I still put 2 spaces between sentences. Guess I didn’t get the memo. Keep up the good work, my dear.

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