Got a note from my editor over at Samhain today. My release date has been pushed back and is now July 25. Thatâ€™s pretty much set in stone and shouldnâ€™t change again.
I feel absolutely lost â€“ I forgot my thumb drive today. Itâ€™s like leaving the house without my watch or rings. I feel naked without it. I was going to send in my book blurb and art forms today but â€“ alas â€“ they are on the thumb drive and I cannot. So today I will be sitting here going quite stir crazy.
Iâ€™ve been thinking a lot about the year lately â€“ the end of the year always depresses me. Probably because I look back and see all the things I should have done and didnâ€™t. And all the things I wanted to do and couldnâ€™t. Iâ€™m trying to refocus that negative energy into something more positive. Like instead of thinking what I didnâ€™t do, think about what I could do next year.
Thereâ€™s something about the clicking of the yearly dial that bothers me, though. I suppose itâ€™s a reminder Iâ€™m not getting any younger, that my son is growing up. Makes me feel like time is running out and Iâ€™ll never get to do any of those things on The List. (Doesnâ€™t everyone have A List?)
Iâ€™ll be posting a sort of â€œyear in reviewâ€ later in the week, but now Iâ€™m thinking about next year and the positive goals I want to set. Iâ€™m going to commit myself to finishing at least two manuscripts â€“ including the rewrite on MAGIC. I keep telling myself to get it done already. So I need to focus and just do it. Thatâ€™s my biggest writing project. Iâ€™d like to get it done and submit it to Samhain next year. Iâ€™m giving myself a deadline of June 30. That gives me six months to finish it. Iâ€™ll do more about goals with that year in review post.
Anyway â€“ Iâ€™m dying for new clothes. Iâ€™m so sick of everything in my closet. I ordered a new outfit from Victoriaâ€™s Secret but that wonâ€™t be here for a few more weeks. (I love them, but they are SO SLOW when it comes to packaging and shipping.)
Okay thatâ€™s it for me. Time to get back to work.