So, writing hasn’t really been happening since we moved to the new place two weeks ago. The hours have been filled with painting, unpacking, and class prep, since I’ll be teaching this fall. The course is coming together. I have most of the assignments for the semester finished, the syllabus is done, and I have my lesson plans through the beginning of November. I still have a few assignments to write, but I’m fairly close.

But when you’ve been writing basically every day and you go two weeks without writing, you start to get…itchy. That’s how I would describe it. There are all of these words in my head that belong on the page. There are stories that need to be written, and characters who need their stories to be told. So today I opened a blank Word document and just wrote. Anything. I ended up with 1,028 words written.

I’m hoping that next week I can get back into a writing routine so that I can finish the next Cabot Sisters book, “Chosen by Magic.” I love that world and that series and I’m starting to miss it. But the plan for this week is just class stuff. Maybe I’ll write in my character voice journal just to stay connected, but I’m not going to sweat it if I don’t write until after the first day of class.

A Round of Words in 80 Days is the writing challenge that knows you have a life. It’s also a blog hop!

Well, I’m off to do more class prep. What about you? What are you working on this week? If you teach or have kids, are you ready for back-to-school?

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