Towards the end of last year, I don’t even know the date but I think it was early December, my mum called and said she had just been diagnosed with breast cancer that had spread to her bones. During the weeks of stress and travelling back and forth that followed (she lives four hours away), I didn’t write anything. She is now having treatment and doing well, but obviously it was a big stress when she was first diagnosed and that was my priority rather than writing.
Then there was Christmas, and then school holidays with the kids home, and to cut a long story short I haven’t written anything for a couple of months now.
I’ve decided to go back to uni this year, and that starts in a couple of weeks. I got nearly halfway through the first draft of my novel last year but now I’m not sure when I will find the time to continue. I don’t want to abandon it, but I am not sure how I am going to prioritise my time this year.