We’ve had some crazy weeks and even crazier weekends here at the homestead. When I get a chance to write, I try to focus on my novels and the series, though I have a number of posts sitting in draft status, waiting to be wrapped up and published.
I’m at a point in my writing where I’m struggling for inspiration. Does anyone else have that problem? I will say that the Riley Connor series has the inspiration flowing in pretty heavily right now. I’m not sure why; inspiration will forever be a mystery to me. I’ve worked on my other works quite a bit, but there just isn’t that mad flow where I just can’t stop writing because the story just keeps flying off my fingers. I’m confident I’ll get to that point with each of them again, but at the moment, it’s not there, and it’s incredibly frustrating.
My middle girls are doing oodles of crafts these days. The Peanut is currently consumed with making pipe cleaner items for her Bitty Babies – glasses, food, toys, etc. You name it, and she will make it out of pipe cleaners. I love it! Especially for this Little Bit who has struggled to find her own way and her own likes and dislikes and who she is as a Little Person. She took to this whole idea entirely on her own, and there is something magical in that when I’ve watched her blossoming process over these four long years. Mini-Me is high on designing. Anything. And it combines well with her love and talent for drawing. She free-handed a whole set of paper dolls and a bunch of clothes for them. Tonight she sat down with a little jewelry kit I bought ages ago, read the instructions, and proceeded to make two of the three items included at an impressive speed. On top of all this, she has a massive stack of free-handed drawings of various things, whatever happens to be stuck on her mind at any given time.
A couple of weeks ago, I subscribed to Koala Crate and Kiwi Crate for the four youngest, and our first Koala Crate for the Bugs came today. We read the story and did one of the crafts, which also happened to be a game. There were supplies in the box for three crafts, plus instructions at the end of the book for a fourth (very simple) craft. They LOVED it. I got them at a discount, so now I have some debating to do to decide if they’re worth paying full price for. Thankfully, we have a little time to spend on the remaining crafts, and the Kiwi Crate for the Middles hasn’t come yet; so we have time to decide. (You can Google it if you don’t know what these are; I’m not getting affiliate anything from them, so I’m not going to give them any free advertising beyond mentioning them LOL.)
I apologize for having little to say on the writing front these days. It seems I’m in a phase of life where the majority of my time is consumed with kiddos, and I’m perfectly okay with that, because these days will be gone before I know it, and no matter how well I immerse myself in them, I’ll still wish for them back. So for now I try to soak up my time with them, and though I do set aside a little time for work every day, anything extra is squeezed into the outskirts. And I’m okay with that.