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Words. So Many Words.

I’ve been plugging away at the writing project. I’m about 1/4 of the way done with the book in progress (which is #4 in a series I’m writing). It’s been fits and starts and it’s generally taking me a lot longer to get the words down than I would’ve predicted. I’m not as efficient a writer when I’ve got all day, apparently.

I do need to get better at that, though. I have just over a week to make final changes to my first book before the editor starts working on it. She has three readers who took a look at it and got their comments back. Two of the readers had some good critique, but overall liked it. The third did not so much like it. For some reason, that person’s opinion holds much greater weight than the other five people who’ve read and said they enjoyed. Not sure why the rating system is weighted that way… In real life, shouldn’t five positives > one negative?


ANYWAY – I have a cover artist. I have a content editor and a proofreader. I should have a book published by the end of the year if all goes well.

And then people should give me money and not tell me if they don’t like it. If you want, we can even skip the part where you read the book. Just buy it and forget about it.

So – goals for the next few weeks – tighten up the first 1/3 of Eleanor’s first book and get to the editor.

Finish up the fourth book in the series. Start a second draft of the second book in the series.

And then – the other series…I have two scenes left to write in the first book and I’m ready to start the second!

So much writing. So much editing. And I should probably try to find a new job that will pay me in cash money since I’m guessing that I’m not going to sell a million copies of my book in the first week of being a published novelist.

Life goals

Life goals

Today, however, I’m making fig jam and listening to my #ginforthewin playlist.




Enlisting in the Bon Jovi Hair Club for Women

Just a quick check-in. I am trying to resume my more consistent blogging schedule. Now that I have found the best workout time for me (start b/w 5:30 – 6 am), and I getting to work early most days (7:30 am-ish) so that I can go home and maximize time w/ the Bean (karaoke dance party, my house, 5:30 pm on week days!), I’m feeling like my old self again!

I had just convinced myself that would be more productive if I just focused on one thing at a time. Workouts. Work (and one thing at a time there). Mothering. Etc. And then, someone else scooped my brain (but not in a gross way) and wrote a whole post about it yesterday! BUT – it’s working. I am productive.

However, I am also a little strange and have a lot of things rattling around in my head. Nothing interesting enough for a full-blown blog post (although I dictated a whole blog post to my phone last week on my morning commute that references Dr. Seuss’s Pale Green Pants in a roundabout way).

SO – Lists!

Things I have purchased (or considered purchasing) in the last few weeks that make me confused.

  1. Eyelash curler (i.e. medieval torture-like device thingy that I’m not sure actually does anything but frighten me)
  2. Flat iron (that I use! With regularity! My hair, especially now that it’s shorter, is no longer stick straight which is confusing)
  3. Eye makeup palettes
  4. A new eye makeup brush
  5. Primer. For my face.
  6. Hair scuplty stuff
  7. Round brush (on the list, not yet purchased)
  8. Curling iron (seriously, I don’t even know who I am anymore)
  9. More eye makeup brushes, because 2 are not enough

By the time I’m 40, I’ll be a full-fledged girl! Margaret got me started with the fancy shoes almost 10 years ago, and now I’m doing things to my hair and face that take longer than 5 minutes. So weird.

And List #2 –

Songs that are making me feel really old right now

  1. Beastie Boys: Fight for your Right to Party. Specifically the lyric (that I am typing from memory) “My dad caught me smoking & he said no way, but that hypocrite smokes 2 packs a day.” I just want to sit the Boys down and say, “He’s probably just trying to save you from making the same mistake he did. He’s coming from a place of love!”
  2. Fun.: We Are Young. Because of the whole staying until the bar closes. Why would I do that? I would rather be home sleeping! (See above getting up early to work out.)
  3. Bon Jovi: Wanted Dead or Alive. Specifically the lyric that mentions knowing what day it is by the bottle that he drinks. Yeah, sometimes I know what day it is by which pill I take out of my 7-day pill holder thingie (scientific name).
  4. There were more, but due to my advanced age, I don’t remember!

Anyways – still here. I have a shoe post full of spring trends that will be up next week for Shoesday, and hope to be here more regularly again.