is well underway.

I started my new project fully rested, refreshed and creatively recharged. I spent my "time off" cleaning, reading, playing with my kids, verbally berating the dog, you know, the typical activities of a SAHM. It was only after I had written the outline for this series that I started to want to write again.

For the first time in years, I hesitated to begin writing after my break. In fact, I was somewhat scared. I know that when I am writing, my responsibilities as a wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend, get pushed aside and all I can focus on is the book. This time is no different, hence the fact that I started this story a week ago and I am twenty thousand words down. Although, it's never been about how long it takes me to write a novel, I have found that it sure does help when I take the time to write a really good, detailed outline.