Maggie in transition

The last couple of months have been pretty chaotic for me. At the end of May I left the company where I worked for the last 12 years and took a new position in a different industry. So yeah, I’ve been riding a razor-sharp learning curve. But I left behind an environment that had become toxic to me.

In other words, I had a career black moment and now I’m trying to find my way back to the sweet spot.

Needless to say, the writing, revising and promoting suffered greatly in the month of June. Now that we’re halfway through July, I’m still trying to get my bearings. One of the way I’m trying to get back in the groove is by participating in Camp NaNoWriMo.


I’ve long been a proponent of the National Novel Writing Month challenge held in November, so heading off to a virtual summer camp where I set my goal for the month seemed like a great way to get back in the saddle. I have a cabin filled with author friends (Cabin Awesome) who motivate and inspire one another, a totally do-able word count, and a story that is just hitting its stride.

I hope the rest of me can catch up soon. 😉


What about you? What do you do to get back in the groove when your life skips a beat?

Oh! And did you see this? The Last First Date was a USA Today HEA blog Recommended Read!

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Maggie in transition — 3 Comments

  1. Good luck on finding that sweet spot, Maggie, and have fun in summer camp. I have always wanted to do one of those, but since I’m the original baby-stepper, even thinking about it makes me feel panicky.

  2. I’m glad you were able to remove yourself from that toxic situation. Nobody needs that stress. What do I do to get back in the groove? If I’ve had a big upset in my life, it usually it just takes time, and perhaps a lot of reading. Good luck with your Summer Camp!

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