Well, today my head is swimming with all sorts of things. But the thing that seems to be taking up the most room in there is the fact that I have finished editing and revising The Mediterranean Source. (This is proof that deadlines work!)
I didn’t manage to get any editing done on Saturday though. For some reason my head just wasn’t in it, even though I wanted to do it. This sort of thing happens to creative people all the time, and it seems to happen without any rhyme or reason. Believe me, when it happens to me, I turn into this angry little hamster, and I am not a nice person to be around. Especially now with the fact that I am an overemotional pregnant wreck half the time, who generally just needs her own space to even try and think clearly!
But yesterday, I closed the door, plugged in, and smashed through the rest of the book. It took hours and hours. But I refused to move until I had it done.
So… some of my darlings are now dead, another darling is a depressed workaholic, and other darlings get to live happily ever after. Not all is rosy in the world… but it in the great scheme of things, life is pretty good for those darlings.
So… what am I musing about this week?
- I managed to edit and revise my way through nearly 60,000 words of The Mediterranean Source in 27 days. Not to mention… there was quite a bit of time where it was down time… and I wasn’t getting through much at all. But once I found my groove, I really rocked my way through it. Now, if I didn’t moonlight in the world of Contract Management, then I probably could have edited and revised my way through that in a much shorter period of time.
- The Mediterranean Source is now out with friends to completely nit-pick the shizzle out of it, and to double check my facts. Now I guess I need to think about who it will be sent to in terms of the publishing world, and I guess I had better write up a synopsis for it etc. (I have done this many times in the past, but never have I ever been happy with them.)
- The second book of the Talent trilogy is still waiting in the wings for its final scenes to be written. It can stay there till I’m good and ready. I don’t think it will take me too long, but in the meantime, I have to try and think straight for a few moments on real life. Lots of planning and house stuff needs to happen in a very short period of time, and at this stage, nothing is going according to plan. If things continue to slide, then I’m going to end up throwing all my toys, and I will no longer take responsibility for my own actions.
- I’m tired. It’s official. I am starting to slow down (and it’s not just because I have finished this book). I really need a break from the EDJ, but that’s not going to happen for another few weeks. I have no tolerance for anything right now, let alone tolerance for myself when I forget things. But… I am trying to forgive myself, instead of beating myself up about it all the time. This child will come into the world within the next 10-12 weeks… and then it will be a whole new ballgame. At the moment, people are still expecting things from me… but they should really quit while their ahead. I permanently have a wriggling and jiggling child in me, and I can no longer maintain any sense of focus with that constantly happening. I would much rather not have any expectations of me right now, and to just kind of bounce along with whatever. Much less stress that way, thank you very much.
I think that’s it from me for the moment. I must admit, I am overly chuffed with myself for finally sorting this manuscript out. It needed to happen, and it’s needed to happen for a very long time. I guess I’m quite relieved that this part of it is over. (Until I get all the nit-picky feedback!)
Ciao for now. Hope you all have a super duper week.
P.s. Forgot to say. On the weekend, this blog was awarded for inspiration. But I’ll blog about that later on when I have a few moments.