I’ve been plugging away lately at a number of professional ventures that have made my need for time management paramount.
That being said, I’m still not very good at it. Either my family life suffers or my businesses suffer. This month was supposed to be all about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, for those of you who don’t know what that is) yet it ended up being pretty exclusively about the kids and getting ready for the holidays. Instead of dwelling on the frustration I feel from not adhering to my original plans, I am embracing the fluidity of life and it’s mercurial ability to always keep you on your toes.
My first published novel is now available for purchase on Amazon Kindle and has been for almost two months, which makes me feel bad that I’m just now getting around to mentioning it here, but, it is what it is. With this book, I found myself exploring the boundaries of dialog vs. exposition in my personal writing style, and I feel that I over-edited it from the vibrant descriptions and detail that I am so good at, in an effort to avoid boring the reader. It wasn’t until after it was published and I got a review on Amazon telling me that it was slightly lacking in description in some places that I realized I may have to continue working on striking that balance.
Perhaps I will spend more time on my next novel focused on it. We’ll see.
If you are interested in reading this first in a series of three, you can find it here on my shop page, or by searching The Night Palace by S.G. Hovey on Amazon or Amazon Kindle.