Friday Update

Apologies again for missing my Wednesday¬† posting. If I don’t do it on Sunday, I can’t seem to remember to do it on Tuesday, and then my week is off on a roller coaster between student teaching, my second job, and occasionally sleeping. Today, one of my classes is doing a review worksheet for their test next week, so I stole some time to post.

This last month of student teaching has been insane — I literally have not written more than a scene or two since this started. I’m hoping that once I get the hang of my schedule, once I get comfortable, I’ll be able to breath a bit more. I really hope I can finish the last few chapters in time to prevent a few weeks off.

But I gotta be honest, writing hasn’t been my priority. In addition to my jobs and my graduate class, we’re also dealing with my grandmother. She’s been sliding into dementia for the last two years. It’s been a slow slide, but it’s spend up over the last six months. She still remembers me, my dad, and my uncle, but everyone else comes and goes. And lately she’s been asking for her parents, who both passed away more than thirty years ago. So, yeah, it’s just been difficult to make writing a priority even though it’s one of the things I truly enjoy.

I have written through Chapter 26, and up to Chapter is with Cora, so we’re good for a few more months. I’ll keep you guys in the loop.

Chapter Eighteen


  • Good chapter. I always like it when Jason acts like he has a brain when Carly is around.

    I’m sorry about your grandmother. That’s a terrible thing to go through. My thoughts are with you through this.

    According to Jane on February 23, 2018
  • Can’t wait to read it. Sorry to hear about your grandmother. I know how hard that can be (from personal experience). Hold on to the moments of recognition, find a way to laugh at the moments when she’s not lucid . . . because though it sounds awful, laughter is so much better than tears and I’m sure she’d rather know she’s making you smile.

    Hang in there!

    According to Anonymous on February 23, 2018