Keeping Up with Life and Deadlines

Life gets crazy busy sometimes. You might know the feeling. Sometimes I have so many things on my to-do list it’s overwhelming. Except, it’s not. Because I know that most items on that list, well, they’re really not that important. If I don’t do them today, they will still be there tomorrow.  And you know what? I praise God for blessing me with so much every day.

Currently, my family is highly committed to the local primary election campaign. I find many evenings and afternoons filled with the responsibilities that go along with that. But even with that extra commitment, normal-life events happen. Kids have sports. We have church commitments. Family obligations. Full-time jobs.

And writing deadlines.

I have to prioritize. I find that I write better when I know that I have a finite time to complete a project. But I don’t want to just turn in a book- I want to turn in my best effort. So I need to sometimes close myself away and write.  Unplug from social media for a few days every now and then.  Skip an outing here or there. Enlist my children’s help with household tasks. (It’s good for them, even if they don’t believe it.)

I have a project due in June, and I am super excited about it. It’s the first of my next three LaMar Pond books. If you’ve read PRESUMED GUILTY or INTERRUPTED LULLABY, you’ve already met the heroes. They have been bugging me for their own stories for MONTHS! Glad I could finally oblige them.

I have one copy of both books to give away. Just leave a comment here and I will draw the winner on April 25, 2016.

And now back to my crazy life.

God is good…All the time!

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  1. Virginia Vaughan on April 16, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Great blog, Dana! I too struggle balancing writing and all my other obligations. But what an amazing reason to have to reprioritize. Congratulations on your success!

    • Dana R. Lynn on April 16, 2016 at 10:25 am

      Thanks Virginia! And it’s great to connect with another LIS author.

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