Autumn comes, and it lasts for about two seconds. The leaves change colors, and then it seems like all the leaves just blow away.
And then they're just gone.
Then I stand there on the ground, watching as the leaves swirl and tumble. I lift my hands up, trying to catch them, but there's just so many and there's only one me.
So down they d
And I can only catch one.
I feel like that right now -- trying to catch everything and do everything at once. Because BOOM - autumn hits and...
...School comes. Not only does school come, but it gets a lot harder and longer because school is annoying like that. And with school means less time (a lot less time) for other things so that means I'm "trying" to catch all these
leaves tasks at once:
I'm trying to keep up a consistent schedule of blogging.
I'm trying to plot and become prepared for NaNoWriMo.
I'm trying to read more books.
I'm trying to connect with my writing buddies.
I'm trying to read their work that they so graciously give to me. Not only read it, but critique and give my opinion because they trust me enough to do that.
I'm trying to stay caught up with my editing. I'm nearly 8k behind, which means I can't take the weekend break I so wanted to use for reading.
My reaction to this whole list:
So you see the problem? I have a bazillion leaves that are falling and I can only chase a few. The rest will be left on the ground until I have time to pick them up again. Like reading. I've come to the conclusion that reading is just a far-away fantasy during the school year, so that leaf will have to wait to be picked up until December at the earliest.
All this to say: I won't be posting next Saturday.
hahaha like I've been doing that regularly anyways. I'll post a monthly highlight on the 31st, so you can look forward to that.
Otherwise in November you can look forward to LOTS of NaNoWriMo posts where I'll be doing a weekly series on the struggles, excitement, and sleeplessness of the crazy month. (I'm starting to become reallyyyyy nervous about Nano. o.o *screams quietly*)
So with this two week break I'm also going to visit more of your blogs because I haven't had much time for that, either. If you know of any blogs that I absolutely need to be reading, link them below and I'll check them out in the next week!
And because I know a lot of us our struggling with juggling everything right now, just read this. (You're not alone.)
Stay encouraged. Try not to be overwhelmed with the insanity of life even though it's hard and there's just TOO MUCH and too many expectations and responsibilities.
Take a break if you need to.
Your fellow writers and bloggers will understand.
And I'm here to pray for you if you need that. <3
YOU GOT THIS!
*group fist bump*
- Katie Grace
How are you coping with the school year? You're not alone if all your leaves are falling at once.
Also, NaNoWriMo is in FOURTEEN days(two weeks if you didn't want to do the math). I'M NOT READY AHH. Are you prepared or... no?
I'll be back and posting on the 31st!
And here's my NaNo profile if you want to add me.