Friday, September 9, 2011


I am going on a writer's retreat week to the beach all next week, and I can't wait!! It's not a formal event or anything. Just a week with a couple friends of mine who are also writers. I just recently finished the rough draft of my next book, so I plan to work SUPER hard next week at the beach on revisions. As most of you know, I've vowed to finished this book before we start stims in October. Yikes! It's not going to be easy, but I know I can do it! It will just feel so good to have this book finished and published before we start meds. Then, I can just fully concentrate on the process we're going through rather than worrying too much about work.

With writing, though, it seems like the second one deadline is met, another deadline is creeping up right behind it. I really want to have the sixth (and I think final) book in the series completed and published before the Christmas rush. I am going to give myself some space on this goal, though. I don't know right now how this process of IVF is going to affect me. It could be more emotionally taxing than I expect. Or it could be a snap. It's all a bit unknown right now, so I'm going to be kind to myself and give myself permission to take some time off. I will have written and published 5 books in a year! That's a big deal! I need to be nice and give myself a break as we go through this, but it isn't always easy to be nice to myself.

I'm looking forward to the beach for other reasons, too. I love the water. I feel so connected to it. There's really no better feeling than standing with your feet just in the surf, looking out over a beautiful sunset, feeling the cool breeze caressing your face. I can't wait! I think it will be a great place to meditate and find my own inner peacefulness. I wish George could go with me, but he has to stay home and work. I will be gone from Monday through Saturday, but I will still have internet, so still plan to find time to blog.

Hope everyone has a great weekend! Only about 1 month until my injections begin. I can't believe it! Oh, and I got a call from my pharmacy today that they had received my order for my IVF meds. No word on price yet, but we'll see! Exciting!


  1. Have fun at the beach! I feel the same way about the water, SO relaxing! Enjoy your getaway :)

  2. I think it's great you're trying to finish before October. And 5 books in one year?!? Good Lord, you are prolific. :) That's wonderful! :)
    I'm just one person, but in my experience I have had an incredibly hard time writing while doing IVF. Just way too preoccupied, and my clinic was out of town so all the travel etc...I wasn't able to do much of anything. And I'm writing more again now that I'm pregnant, but the morning sickness is keeping my production down as well. Hope you don't have the same experience but just want you to be prepared...for me creativity went totally out the window. But if that happens remember it's just temporary! And for a good cause!
    Hope you had a great time at the beach!