With the recent one-thing-after-another set of experiences where it comes to my writing and actually my physical world, I have decided-- a person can be writing too much. It seems I am in a kind of whirlwind of constantly needing to do something else. Yes, Virginia, there can be too much on a person's plate!
- bring out Comes the Dawn
- get the word out Comes the Dawn is out
- try to not be depressed when the book does not sell *wink*
- promote my short, short story in Alison Bruce's blog
- prepare a first kiss feature for Lily Graison's blog-- out Aug. 11
- edit Sky Daughter after a writer friend gave suggestions
- put together Diablo Canyon after deciding that it will come out, all 3 novellas in one eBook probably end of July
- surprise of surprises, find a great cover for Diablo Canyon-- first I have gotten from a graphic artist. she offered it free. If book sold, I'd be happy to pay but...
- do not ask why I'd want to bring this book out given the three novellas sold virtually nada.
- get back to writing Love Waits as the fourth Oregon historical, a book I may never publish
- write blogs and meditate on whether I should keep doing blogs as breaks can be healthy for anybody
- Find room for a life in there somewhere-- oh and a root canal, abscess and one more dental root canal/crown, that should be done, plus time with grandkids.
In terms of personal improvement, I have a project there too-- trying not to clench my teeth. I have to constantly remind myself, all day, especially when editing-- keep those teeth apart!
Recently I have bought quite a few books from other writers but haven't taken the time to read any. I am in the mood now to think maybe August needs to be-- read other authors month. Maybe August should be time out from blogging too. This would be ironic as both blogs are building up numbers quite a bit now-- good time to cut them back-- not lol But maybe a good time for me emotionally.
We have one week of grandkids here, of which I look forward to, but other than that, a lot of reading under the golden chain trees is in order.
Oh and has anybody had a cat that climbs chain link fences on her paws? We do. The first time we saw our one-year old, Raven do it, we thought she used her claws. No, she uses her paws like a clever little fox. So the fences have all been extended until our yards look like big bird enclosures :). That's okay, we do not want a cat out beyond those fences as beyond lie things like automobiles that kill little cats like her who have no idea what risks the world holds.
Finally I won't mention names but a couple I have come to think highly of just faced the death of one of them due to congestive heart failure. They are so loving and such an interesting couple, and it made me incredibly sad, to the point that I cried when I heard it. That might seem nutty for people I haven't met, but it's the empathy of relating to what other people go through. I wanted their story to go on longer!
On the other hand, another person I also have come to like, also through the world of the internet, is going to be married next month and is starting a brand new life. That makes me so happy that I feel a glow when I think about the wonder of new love. Their story is just beginning.
So life goes with a mix of good and bad, happy and sad. I don't know if it'd be better if it was always up but definitely know it would not be better to always be down.