I’m not going to whine, even though I feel like I could. Isn’t it funny, though, how you can’t seem to catch up on sleep? Why, do you suppose? I mean, it makes sense to me that if you miss some sleeping time, then sleeping more later should fix it. But things don’t seem to work out like that. Right now, I feel like I could sleep for a week, but I can’t do that, so here I am.
On the upside, I’m at the lake, I’ve gotten to swim several times this week with friend Moe and Grandboy and Son, and we had time with our kids up here. Boat rides and time to sip some wine with friends. The weather’s been hot, hot, but a big storm night before last cooled things off and we had a lovely dinner on our friends’ new patio last night.
Even though it’s only July, I can feel summer’s end approaching… kids are heading back to school in some areas as early as next week. We’ll have Grandboy for a couple of days this week, so that will be fun. But it feels as though summer has flown by.
Truly, it feels as if life itself is flying by. Days zip past and I have no idea what I’ve done with them besides work. I’d love a week with no expectations, but that isn’t going to happen anytime soon. Book release, which is always fun, looms large, which means promo needs to be at the top of the to-do list. I have revisions on Jack and Maddie’s book to do and I really need to begin writing Joey and Kara’s story, which is spinning around in my head constantly.
I thought I had a beginning for them, but when I mentioned it to my editor at the Tule Author Retreat, she wasn’t impressed. Her reaction was right on target as always, so I’m working on something different. I think it will work better and keep the focus on the two main characters. Discovery is always alternately a joy and a pain in the behind because I think I know my story and suddenly as I begin to write, the characters take me in a different direction. Funny that. Seems as though the characters go their own way more often than not, no matter my intention when I start writing.
Revisions are the focus this week. Revisions and Grandboy. I actually enjoy revising, even though at first it seems daunting. I enjoy making a story better and my editor’s suggestions are always great, so my jumping off point is pretty clear cut. I’ve been revising in my head since she sent the file back, so I’ll get there.
I’m rambling, aren’t I? Sorry about that. It’s what happens when I don’t have a topic or focus for my snippet–you guys get to climb inside my head and come along for the ride. Fun, eh? I’m going to turn you loose now, get a cup of coffee, and start preparing for my book signing today. If you’re out and about and in the area, I’d love to see you there!
Gratitude for this week: Swimming in the lake, time with Son and Grandboy and DIL, a fun boat ride, got a rush editing gig done with time to spare, and I get to see Liz today–she’s coming to the book signing–Yay!
Stay well, stay safe, be kind, and most of all, mes amies, stay grateful!