While that image above is not me, it is very much representative of my attitude this last few weeks. Remember when you were a kid, and summer vacation would happen, and you would completely lose track of what day it really is? I am so there. I have been slowly picking away on some projects, doing some work around the house, horsing around with the boys. But mostly, I have been getting to know my best friend Netflix, and her chum Hulu.
I have been working pretty consistently on the book, and the shocking words in that sentence are "consistently" and "work." But for real, I can't wait to share it with you all. Usually I only get the first chapter of any project that flashes through my head done, before my attention turns to whatever cat gif the internet has to offer me next. But as we speak I've got 4 chapters completely written, and a few more started. Yesterday was the roughest day a writer will have with any consistency, that being the day where you set aside your normal writing time but decide to spend it banging your head against the keyboard.
Luckily, there have been surprisingly few of those days in this project. I think I may actually be able to meet my deadline and have a manuscript ready by the end of the summer. Of course, stay tuned here for more information!
I am also starting to rethink what the J-Blog is going to be like in the future. I want to keep this guy going, but I need to figure out what that looks like in the face of my writing for the Westminster blog, along with all of my other projects. Do I write about politics? Christian faith? Bikes? Hockey? Haircuts? All of the above? I'm not sure yet. But if you have a suggestion or two to toss my way, leave it in the comments below. Otherwise, you leave the fate of this blog in the hands of a guy who's biggest accomplishment this week was summoning the strength to get dressed and get a haircut.
Happy fourth everyone!