Thursday, March 29, 2007

Two Two...Two Edits At Once

Yeah, I knew it was going to happen. Right when I get into one set of edits my other editor sends me back Sweet Forever for round 2. Since SF has a release date of less than a month that has first priority. So far the edits are going smoothly.

As soon as the edits on both stories are done I have to face the inevitable task of MARKETING *shudder*. I have to find some cool ideas. This is definitely NOT my strong area. But it must be done.

Its 10pm and I must get back to my edits. I have to get SF back by Tuesday.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Did I Mention How Much I Hate Editing

I'm going through the "ly" words. I never realized how often I use them. And how difficult it is to replace them. I'm working at a snail's pace due to the fact that my DH has a big project due for school next week.

I need to lock myself in a room for the next two weeks and work on nothing but these edits. For some reason they're a lot more difficult than the edits for Sweet Forever. My editor has already gone through and made changes/suggestions. You'd think it would be easier. Maybe the problem is in the formating and such. I want to type something in blue font... it comes out red. What is wrong with me???


Thursday, March 22, 2007

Clashing of Priorities

My daughter brought home a social studies project to work on yesterday. She has to build a model of a historical village. She's chosen Plymouth Plantation. She has about a week and a half to complete this and can not do it in class.

Two days ago I received my manuscript back from my editor to go through all the edits, which I'd like to get done asap since I have just a month and a few days until Sweet Forever will be released and I KNOW I'll have work to do on that as well.

I also know that my daughter will need help with her model. And help on her other homework. And of course I have to drive all over creation tomorrow to do pick up and drop offs. And grocery shopping. And work.

How does one prioritize all this and fit it all into a specific number of hours and still have time for a decent nights sleep?

At least wrestling is done for the year......

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Back to editing

Finally Home came back to me today for me to go over the edits that have been made on it. I have to go over them, so its back to work. I don't mind so much, I'm actually looking forward to seeing what suggestions my editor has made.

Of course I have a new story brewing in my mind. Well, the bare bones of a story, but a story none the less. But I really want to work on my Dreamer's Sea as well. I have prompts to do, characters to develop! I've taken enough of a break.

But first, must do my edits.

I'm so excited to see this book in print!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Working Saturdays

Saturday is the one day of the week that I have to put in a full 8+ hours in the office. Generally I don't mind working Saturdays, though I'd rather spend it with the family. At least on Saturdays I'm more or less the boss of the place, its quiet with only about 5 of us in here, and I'm just doing data entry. On my breaks I like to get some writing done. Its a great arrangement!

I sit in a very secluded area of the office, which I love. On occasion, though, my coworker, who generally doesn't work Saturdays, comes into cover for someone else. She sits right next to me. She's a sweetheart, but she chats and chats and chats! During the week thats okay, but when I want to concentrate on writing, its not so great.

Winter has given us another wallop. There has to be well over a foot of snow out there. What the....? I want spring to be here. I want that 70 degree weather we had the other day back and back for good.

guess I better move south.

Monday, March 12, 2007

On The Mend

Well, I think we're all better now, with the exception of a few coughs and runny noses. Ugh, that was about 3 weeks that I'll never get back.

The good news is, as I look out my window, spring is on its way. The temps are way up around 50 and the snow is melting. Yeah!! I'm so excited.

I've gotten about 2 pages of my new wip written. Its been a chore with sick kids, but at least its something. I still have lots of other things to do around the house, but I'll get to it sometime.

Now I'm off to do some brainstorming.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

One Sick Puppy

I tell ya, it'll never ever end! If its not one kid sick, its another.... or my husband, or me, or any other combination that you can think of! I'm just tired of it and I'm ready for the nice weather so these cold bugs bug off. I've been deathly ill since Monday. Well, not deathly, but close to deathly. And my daughter is much the same.

But the good news is that we got our new bed and its the most comfy bed I've ever slept in. If only I could've gotten a full night sleep without waking every 10 minutes to cough.

No, I haven't written a single word in any wip.

Maybe tomorrow.