For me, one of the hardest things about writing is finding the time to write. I work full-time and have a family, so me-time has to be squeezed in between work and family commitments. Although our kids have ‘technically’ left home (and I say ‘technically’ because we’ve got them both back home at the moment), they are around and I want to spend time with them.
My husband already calls himself a writing widow, and that’s after I’ve spent hours going on bike rides and playing board games with him!
But, suddenly, being in lock-down has removed so many obligations and I find I have time to write. I think I’ve finished the fourth (fifth?) draft of my Golden City manuscript. I’ve made all the edits from 2 beta readers and my content editor. Now I’m just reading it through one more time.
Actually, I’m using the word “Read Aloud” function. It’s a first for me. Apart from not being able to pronounce some of my made-up words correctly (like ‘Tyrelia’, and they spell out T-H-Y-S-T every time!), it’s pretty good, particularly for picking up repeated or echoed words.
So I reckon I’ll be ready for Beta readers very soon! Still targeting a July 2020 release date (e-book – not sure if I’ll be able to pull off a print copy). I’m feeling optimistic 🙂