My hubby is always saying “What can go wrong, will go wrong.” It’s a little too pessimistic for my taste, but starting in November nothing has gone as planned. Well, nothing ever goes as planned, but it’s more so then usual.
Between someone in the family being sick in November and part of December. Plus some other things that I’m not going to mention here. Then there was the really cold spell where it got to the -20F for nearly a week. At the end of the cold spell there was a broken pipe despite the heat lamp under to keep the pipes from freezing. So no laundry until we fixed it. Took about a week.
Just when I figure everything would return to normal and I’d be able to work to finish The Queen’s Rebellion Trilogy on time and get my book design commitments out of the way, the pipes under my sink broke. Then I ended up taking my hubby to the ER for a sudden back pain that night.
We are still not sure what was wrong, though the theories range from slipped disk to an old back injury that needs a readjustment to a pinched nerve. He’s better after a visit to a chiropractor. Hopeful everything will be good with that soon.
As for the sink, we bought a replacement part only to find that another part was cracked and a second part will have problems later. So back to the doctor tomorrow and store to buy replacement parts.
So what does all this mean for my publishing schedule?
Well, I’m not going to make my deadlines with hubby home, family sick, and/or the house falling apart. I’m still want to get the trilogy out within one month of each other, but the release date might be later then I like because it’s almost impossible for me to do all the projects I have in the works with everything else I have to do at the ranch, at home, with my kids, in my business with tax time coming, and fulfilling my responsibilities to my scheduled clients. I don’t have the time.