That about sums up what's going on with me. My freelancing all but died with the Panda changes that pretty much killed Demand Studios (along with some internal changes that make them a less attractive market). I'd begun writing for some other, non-content factory outlets, but those have pretty much dried up too. A freelancer has to constantly be selling her services, something I just haven't had the time to do this year, what with my sister's illness at the beginning of the year, my brother's death, a heavy workload at the day job that stretches into the wee hours of the night, every night, and still trying to keep up with the family and church, which includes relearning pre-calc so I could help my son, teaching math fundamentals to another son, preparing for a fall of three different sports, etc.
I was committed to getting the first draft of my wip done by the end of the summer, but that effort took a huge nosedive when the job ramped up in intensity. Right now, I'm just happy to be awake and coherent. This is a short-term project, though, over mid-October, so I'm revising my goal to have the wip done by the end of December. To that end, I have almost NO books to review between now and the end of the year. Just a very few that I'd committed to and have yet to complete. Nothing new.
That's insane, for me, but bringing my review activity to a grinding halt may be the only way.
Some recent giveaway results long past due:
The winner of The Doctor's Lady by Jody Hedlund is... Moogie!
The winner of Heiress by Susan May Warren is... Bettye!
The winner of Ransome's Quest by Kaye Dacus is... Wanda!
Please forward your snail mail address to me and I'll get those out to you. (Click on my profile to get my email addy.)
Hope everyone is having fun reading or writing or...something!
Peace & Blessings,
Stay focused. Be deliberate. Believe.