A few months ago (more than I care to count, actually), I posted here about what I was up to when I wasn’t writing. It’s fair to say that, over the last two weeks especially, ‘not-writing’ has taken up far too much of my time, and will probably continue to do so for another week at least. This is bad news, obviously, but there’s always a silver lining, and today’s is HERE.
If you follow that link – and I hope you will – you can read all about the guest house my partner and I have just opened, here in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. There are even pictures! Of sheep! (Okay, the sheep pictures may be placeholders until web designer a.k.a. boyfriend finds something more suitable, but they’re rather cute anyway.)
All joking aside, getting this business venture off the ground has taken nearly a year, now. It’s been draining, utterly exhausting, and there have been times when I wished I’d just stayed in the city and worked for peanuts for the rest of my life (I really enjoyed my last job, and the people I worked with were truly fabulous, but it’s fair to say that the pay was… mediocre). However, making any kind of big change is always tough, and I’m glad we did it for the much-improved lifestyle it’s given us – although the prospect of actually opening our doors to guests is both imminent and terrifying!
When will my writing be back on track? Er… Still working on that one. The really difficult renovation work is behind us, but running a business of any kind is stressful, and that doesn’t always incline me to write. However, I’m hoping for a little more time over the coming weeks, which will be a blessed relief and should allow me to get a few more words down, both here and in my WIP.
I’m also hoping for a chance to get my next ebook up on Amazon, so keep an eye out for that. ‘Star of the Everlasting’ is on its way!