Monday, October 7, 2013

Back to School Insanity

Yes, I know we are now in October and the back to school craze should be well behind us. It isn't for me. I spent most of September trying to adjust our kids to the new schedule (one homeschooling first grade and two going to preschool) only to have to readjust everything again when the two preschoolers came home again at the beginning of Oct. So, now I am homeschooling a first grader and two preschoolers, which has put a major cramp in my writing/blogging/publishing plans. Don't worry, I am still writing. However, less writing time means the lower priority tasks on my list (blogging) tend to get left in the dust.

What has been getting done instead of blogging?

Honor is now roughly a third written. After intense brainstorming and plotting, I am not set on a solid path and eager to write the rest of the book. I will continue posting updates and new sentences on my writing Facebook page (

I am planning on trying to write 50K words in Honor during November as part of my personal version of NaNoWriMo this year. I will be posting updates about that on my Facebook page too.

The King of Anavrea is almost through the beta reading stage. My husband is waiting for it eagerly. I am really nervous about what he is going to say about it, but I need to get this and the third book of The Theodoric Saga in print. The cover is in the process of approval.

I finished two short stories from Lord Dentin's life recently (Passing the Mantle and The Sword of Korma Monroe). They are going to be part of an anthology tentatively titled The Making of a Man. I am planning a few more uplifting stories to mix in with those two tragedies.

Also on the short story front, I am hoping to write a few more short romance side stories associated with the world and stories of Duty and Honor. 

So many good ideas and so few moments to write.  :)

Medieval Word Wednesdays should be back soon. Would you like me to also pick up posting Saturday samples again?


Shanna Hatfield said...

Oh my goodness, Rachel! Thinking good thoughts for you with your hectic, crazy, busy schedule! :)

Rachel Rossano said...

Thank you so much, Shanna. I appreciate them very much. I figure these are really crazy years when the children are young. The crazy will change as they grow and hopefully I will be able to fit in more and more writing activities as they need less and less of my completely undivided attention. ;)

Jack said...

Trying to write and do school sounds exhausting. I hope you can get everything done that needs done, and still get in some sleep.

Rachel Rossano said...

It is, but I am working hard at balancing it all. God has been blessing. :)