I’m sitting at my desk in my new house. Yes, I’m surrounded by boxes yet to be unpacked, but that will come in time. The good news is that thanks to my daughter and a few awesome friends, we have made the move from one home to another. I knew I had a lot of stuff, but the amount to go through was staggering. Clothing was donated, pieces found new homes, a lot was discarded, and precious memories were rediscovered. The challenge is to find places for everything in the new house. I have a feeling that storage unit I rented for just a couple of months may be in our possession a tad longer than anticipated.
I’ve gone through a lot emotionally, and I’m more than ready for my life to settle into some kind of normalcy. Now that I’ve got my office pretty much set up, I’m itching to get to work on the final edits of To Kill a Demon. Wednesday will start my five days off and you can bet I’ll be right here working on that manuscript. Hopefully, I can get it all together and formatted in that time. I think Sully and Larke have waited long enough. It’s time for you to meet them.
Until next week,
The past two months have been full of trials, tribulations, and setbacks. I’m at the point right now that if I don’t get a break I may have to commit myself. As it is now, I’m typing this blog on my phone because my internet provider not only didn’t show up for my scheduled appointment, they didn’t bother to call and let me know either! Now, I have to reschedule. Next available date…five days from now.
That’s setting me back two days I could have been moving. Pushing me further back from getting settled and back to work on getting Demon released. To put it mildly, I’m fit to be tied.
I know…first world problems…it’s just a thing…this too shall pass. All true. But enough little setbacks turn into a mountain of stress. Welcome to my world.
Hopefully, next week will be better.
Wanted to let you know what’s going on in my world. Still packing, making a little headway. We’re putting non-essentials in a storage unit for now. Apparently, my life was filled with a lot of unused items. We’ve been sorting as we go; throwing away a lot, keeping some, discovering the forgotten. It’s been an emotional and sweaty task. Believe me, an attic in July is no fun. Hell on earth can be found at my place right now.
We found a house. Had to go through background checks, credit checks, application checks … I swear I didn’t go through this much to work at the local hospital! Finally got the approval and will sign the lease next week on my next day off. Then, the work really begins. At this point, my daughter and I are more than ready to get this over with. It’s time to tie up the loose ends of the past and move forward to a new future, one with a clean slate.
Then, it’s back to work. I have a book to get out.
Until next week,
I received the manuscript for To Kill A Demon from my publisher. She always does the last read-through before I start the final stage of formatting. It was with a huge sense of relief that I didn’t find a lot of notes in the margins. What she commented on was helpful, as always, and won’t take long to correct.
Problem. I’m in the middle of a huge maelstrom of stress. I’m scurrying around trying to find another place to live, get all my stuff packed (there’s a lot of stuff), and get moved before the end of the month. This all has to be done around my work schedule. I’m too busy to have a proper meltdown, though my head may explode with everything going on around me. Thank goodness for my daughter, who has taken on the lion’s share of the work.
This leaves me no time to work on Demon—at all. At least, not until I get settled into a new place. My publisher and I had discussed middle to late August for the release. I’m thankful beyond words for the time now. That will give me the space I need to situate myself, then buckle down to fix my book for publication.
Bear with me, please. It’s been a ghastly roller coaster ride on my end and unfortunately, it’s not over yet.
Until next week,