In a few weeks, we’ll be moving from Oklahoma and returning to Louisiana. I’m trying to finish a requested manuscript to submit to Harlequin’s Love Inspired line before we pull out of here. Once we get home, there will be many distractions until we “settle in” and get into the Louisiana mindset.
I’m looking forward to being back, even though Oklahoma has been a great adventure. We’ve made a lot of friends, found a wonderful church and I’ll miss meeting my friend Janie at the Mustang Library several times a month for a writing day.
Every move we’ve made, I’ve faced readjustment and a new writing schedule. I know that my writing always suffers until I acclimate. This time could be a little different: hubby is going to retire and I’m facing permanence.
We often say, “Nothing lasts forever” or “This, too, shall pass” or “There’s a light at the end of the tunnel.” That’s the thing—there’s always been a light at the end of the tunnel for us if we didn’t like a place.
The word permanence makes me uneasy. Same 0’ same 0’ scares me. A routine life sounds both appealing and boring. Okay, we’re facing another adventure, but will we like it?
Do you have any tips? Share a writing schedule with me. If you were/are retired and wake up in the same place every day with no demands made on your life, what would you do?