Saturday, May 21, 2016

Progress Report # 1

So, it has been a little bit since my last post. This week marks a month at my new job. I think things have finally started to regulate. 

I actually got some writing done this week, so that is nice. Finding that balance between family and work is a struggle, but thus is life. I think structure is important for any writer, but doubly so for writers with a day job. 

Last weekend was fun because we decided to be spontaneous and drive three hours to the beach in Charleston. It was a mixed bag considering we have a two year old. He did pretty good with the trip and it was his first time at the beach. 

He loved it at first, but then got cold and so was not too happy. Still once changed and allowed to play in the sand the happy returned. 

The job is going well, my youngest has realized that me leaving is a permanent thing and so has started staying awake until I get home. Once he sees me he goes out, but not until then. Sweet for me, kind of a pain for my wife. 

Anyway, I feel like Saturdays will be a great day for me to try and blog. I may try to add Wednesdays for other content, but keep this as sort of an update day. I hope everyone is doing well, as always have fun and keep writing. 

P.S. below is a video of my youngest first time at the beach. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


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Wow, so I have not post since the last IWSG. Which means I missed a lot of you guys' A-Z. I am going to try and get around and at least see some of your post.

So as many of you know I was sort of a stay-at-home dad. I mean I would do some part-time stuff here and there for extra money(and some sanity). Still for the last 5 years I got to be with my kids and write, my wife had a great job and she enjoyed it. Well as they say the only constant is change. 

My wife's job was bought by another company and they decided to try and move her two hours further away (she already drove an hour) and they were 12 hour shifts. We decided this wouldn't work. 

So for the first time in a bit I am back to full time work. The job is pretty cool I get to work with metal and feel all manly and rustic. I am sure it will make for good writing fodder at some point. 

The down side is it has been hard to fit in writing and blogging. I want to do both, I enjoy doing both. I just have to adjust. 

So what is going on in your lives lately? 

Anyway, as always, have fun and keep writing.