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New Place; Alive and Still Kicking

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In the very least, this past week has been hectic.

Between working overtime at my part-time job, having my last busy week in college and getting ready to move to a new apartment; life wanted to make sure every shred of my time went to those three things. Needless to say, I have done little to no writing this past week, but change is coming!

College is nearing its close, I expect work will be less severe and as of today, we moved in.

This means I won’t need to spend as much time on those matters and will free up time for my writing. A very good thing, I do believe. I intend to do a lot of writing throughout the summer holidays. I have a word count to catch up on and I want one novel finished, at the very latest, by the end of 2011. My last chance to get a fair amount of writing done might be summer, as after the holidays I will enter my college exam year. As if it couldn’t get any worse, I will also be abroad for four weeks. While the prospect is intriguing and I am very much looking forward to working in France for a month, as part of my education; it will cut into my time. Depending on how things go while I’m abroad, though, I will attempt to get writing done every day, even if it’s only a paragraph.

But for now, I’m going to spend the rest of the day relaxing and hopefully getting some writing done. It’s been a long day, so I’m looking forward to kicking back and letting the rest of the day pass by; uneventfully, preferably.

My next blog will focus more on my writing, promise.

How do you deal with writing while life is throwing obstacles at you? Have you ever worked or studied in a foreign country and if so, how did you deal with it?

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Author: Natasha McNeely

I'm a writer, a reader, a gamer and a dreamer. I love losing myself to thought and considering possibilities. That is how I create my stories and weave the erratic tales into readable ones.

2 thoughts on “New Place; Alive and Still Kicking

  1. I think four weeks in France sounds amazing (I only stayed there a few days, but it was incredible). You might find that your time passes too quickly to get settled in and find time to write; I know that my last long holiday abroad (also four weeks long) went by in such a rush that I never found the time to work on my book, no matter how dedicated I thought I could be. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you don’t find a chance to write; the life experiences will add to the collective that you draw on to create awesome stories, regardless of if you’re working on them in France, or when you get back home!

    ~Ashlee
    http://www.ashleesch.com
    http://theDragonsHoard.bigcartel.com

    • I’m sure it will be! I can imagine time will pass by far too quickly.
      I will definitely try to write as much as possible; the different culture will be an amazing inspiration. I don’t know how much time I’ll have for writing, though, considering I’ll be working full-time. But I will do my best and I vow to return with plenty of ideas and more words on paper!

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