Work is finally starting to level off and I hope to be back to a much more normal schedule in a two weeks or so. Maybe I will be able to get a little more sleep
But that means that I have more time on my hands again so it is time for the next TO DO LIST!
- Finish the final edit of my book.
- Do I need another beta read before I put it out to be slaughtered on the internet?
- Do I want to try and get query letter started?
Start prepping for a hiking trip in the fall?
- Need to get a backpack.
- Decide which section of the AT I want to try, need maps and guides.
- Decide if I want to go back to Panthertown in NC.
- Car camping at the beach?
Horse show in August
- Need to start practicing in my tall boots and gloves again.
- Need to buy and new pair of breeches, show gloves, polo shirt.
Want to get more submission going out, have gotten 3 rejections this month.
Budgeting for the Win! Need to re-evaluate the budget so I am not always so broke.
Start looking for classes to take again.
- Do I want to try and start taking a college course next spring?
- Classes in what? Archery, Pottery, more painting classes, guitar lessons, writing group?
What will be the Summer and Fall project?
I really hate when people ask what I do for a living.
I never seem to have a pat answer. If I say Health Care IT, no one knows what I am talking about.
If I just say I work in IT they seem to think I sit at a computer programing all day long.
The worst part is that is not how I want to be identified. I want to respond that I am a writer and my day job is IT.
Thanks to the day job there has been precious little productive writing lately with a big work event coming up next month but I am still trying to crank out a few lines a day.
Shrugs, it will improve. I know that.
Digging myself out of the pit of cold medicines and fan fiction obsession. I think I have read every fanfic of Clint Barton/Hawkeye there is on the Internet in the last two weeks. Yes, the obsessions are back but luckily the manic twitchy energy is not, no 3 AM cleaning sprees at least. Even had three people today tell me I look like I am losing weight which is always nice when you know you look like hell as you blow your nose and your lips bleed from too many fever nights.
I have several fan fictions that I am writing myself and have plotted out new scenes for the book and its sequel. Several plot bunnies for various things have been fleshed out and will be tossed out to the masses on my Blue Ink Asides blog later this week.
The Podcasts are a Go! I am in research mode and have decided to just talk and see what happens, rather like these update posts I am waiting on my mic to arrive since the one in my computer sounds like I am underwater but you should be seeing new content arriving soon
Trying to ingore the want to buy new moleskin notebooks and the Dead Sara album I have been drooling over.
January was my month of relief. The book was mostly complete and off to get packaged as an ebook. I took the month off of working on my book so I could get out of the editing rut and get my head wrapped around my characters again.
February was my month of terror. I was terrified about publishing my book. I had panic attacks thinking about how I needed to find an agent and a publisher. I still am terrified about this but I have allowed myself to have time to deal with this. I don’t have to do any of this “right now” so I am letting it idle while I try and finish the edits to my novel and plan out my next steps.
I am planning for March to be my getting shit together but as we all know plans tend to fall apart. Still, fingers crossed.
Honestly this terrifies me but it has been stuck in my head. Soon I hope to start recording podcasts to post here. Maybe only once a week but you should soon start seeing the links