Ramblings of an unfocused mind …

Finally got our first taste of cold weather. OK, to most of you 35 degrees isn’t cold, but when you’re born and raised in southern Louisiana, it’s bundle up time. And I, for one, am enjoying it. Winter is my favorite time of year, unlike one of my fellow Bard authors. 😉 Of course, she lives where it snows, so I guess she has the right to complain. Whereas, I can count on one hand the times I’ve seen the stuff.

Everything this past week has progressed as smoothly as possible. Gifts are ordered and I’m waiting on deliveries. Yule cards have been mailed out. Phoenix Rising ornaments are made, and the contest is underway. Week 2 of the 3 week contests starts today. Check out my Facebook page for details. https://www.facebook.com/MadisonGrangerAuthor and https://www.facebook.com/MadisonGrangerKindredSeries/   And my table mate and I have almost all the details ironed out for Wizard World Comic Con in New Orleans this coming January.

All that’s left is the writing. I finally decided to work on a short story that’s part of a bigger project. Last week I told you I felt like my muse had left me, only to slam me with more story lines I could deal with at the time. I realize now my muse isn’t the problem, it’s me. Self-discipline has never been my strong suit. I’m orderly to a fault, making myself do things… not so much. Throw in the holidays, and I’m a squirrel with a bad case of ADD. I can’t focus on anything.

This blog is a perfect example. Ever since I started writing for the Bard, I write my piece on Tuesday, and update it to post on Saturday. The past couple of weeks I’ve been writing it on Friday evenings, starting out with absolutely nothing on my mind. Luckily, I have used this blog as a diary of sorts for my journey as a writer, so if I ramble a bit it’s not a total disaster.

This weekend, I am giving myself no excuses. I have no plans and my granddaughter is gone for the weekend, so there are no distractions to keep me from writing. I may not finish the story, but I’m going to make some headway. It’s my goal, anyway.

Enjoy your weekend. Keep warm and stay safe. Cozy up with a good book and relax. We all need some time to unwind.

Till next week,

~ Madison

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