Between Projects

When I finished my latest book, we had some painting to do. Some of the renovations need finishing. So I took a little time to do some painting. It’s amazing how much a little bit of paint can brighten up a room or rooms. We had made the rooms out of a deck and mudroom that was in quite poor condition. Used a few things we knew about this type of home and we were able to replace the deck with rooms. We re-use and upcycle materials to do it. Some of it, we used pallet boards and flooring from the replacement of the floors when we moved in. The flooring had some worn out parts, but some were good. So, less worry about waste and landfill and more space for us.

So, in the real world, you don’t always get to go from one writing project to another directly. Sometimes things come up that you have to work on. It doesn’t mean that you are failing yourself or anyone else. It means that real life happens as well as writing. You can’t ignore real life for writing…though sometimes it is very tempting.

While you don’t want to take off too long between projects, sometimes a little time helps you to accomplish those projects that just won’t do themselves.

Being a writer/author isn’t all that they show in the movies. Mostly it’s hard work and dedication mixed with a little real life in between. Be realistically unrealistic and know when it’s time to break and do other tasks. But, at the same time, don’t use other things as an excuse not to write.

Thanks for reading my blog! Have a wonderfully realistically unrealistic day 🙂

Our mudroom is still a work in progress…but it’s really shaping up. Remember, it’s a mud room. We have Sam the Wonder Dog who thinks it’s his room. We were looking for functional.

Improvement of your space is sometimes a priority.

Published by ejstoo

E Jean Simpson, is the author, blogger, podcaster and one of the photographers of A & J PEI Treaures. A & J PEI Treasures is located on Prince Edward Island, Canada. All opinions stated in the Blog Post are my opinions and may not be that of A & J PEI Treasures. We are made up of a husband and wife team and our companion animals. There are a number of things that drew us to the Island…one of which was the natural beauty of the area. We enjoy constructing things and renovations to our place, upcycling, photography, writing, and a simpler lifestyle. Some of our e-books are winners of the Canada Book Awards ( ​​​​​​​Quotes, Poems and Thoughts: With Pictures from Prince Edward Island, Canada, ​​​​​​​Rocky Mountain Memories (Accepted for the 2020 Reader's Choice General Nonfiction- *(Canada Book Award winner​​​​​​​) ​​​​​​​Floral Photography: Hope of Life and for the Future *(Canada Book Award winner ​​​​​​​From the Lens of my Camera: This and That and a Big Black Cat. *(Canada Book Award winner How to Publish an E-book on a Budget of $0: Making your Dreams a Reality The Big Kid’s Magical Path to Numbers (The Big Kid's Magical Path Book 1) (Canada Book Award 2020 winner The Big Kid’s Magical Path to The Alphabet (The Big Kid's Magical Path Book 2) (Canada Book Award 2020 winner The Big Kid's Magical Path to Shapes in Nature (The Big Kid's Magical Path Book 3) The Big Kid's Magical Path to Colours in Nature (The Big Kid's Magical Path Book 4) The Big Kid's Magical Path to Insects in Nature (The Big Kid's Magical Path Book 5) More to follow! ​​​​​​​Thank you for your interest. E Jean Simpson/Andrew Simpson of A & J PEI Treasures (2019). You can find us at: ​​​​​​​ (Pinterest) (Twitter) (YouTube) (GoodReads) (Amazon) ​​​​​​​ (BookBub) ​​​​​​​ (LinkedIn) (WordPress) New addition, we have podcasts started on Anchor FM and can be found on the following: Anchor (Anchor). Anchor also distributes the podcast to: Breaker Google Podcasts Pocket Casts RadioPublic Spotify Apple iHeart Radio: ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​ *(Canada Book Award winner​​​​​​​) is noted on books that won

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