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Over Forty And Loving It



Have I really not blogged here since February? Wild.

The good news: "Athena's Promise" is completed and been to a few beta readers. Better news: they love it. Even better: the revisions won't take much at all. The ending buggered me up, but I was able to finally work through it. I'm not totally happy with the end, so it will take some tweaking out. But for the most part, I am really happy I finished it.

Now, the hard part will be finding time to do the clean-up. I applied for and was accepted as an editor at Etopia Press, and after I finished AP I decided not to take on any new clients for copy work. That lasted about a hot minute. Of course, when I made that decision the copy work came flooding in. I'm caught in a Catch-22 scenario.

I'm also repeating my tutoring gig with my Chinese student in July. I'm thrilled to death about this, and conceivably I could take a month off copy work, teach my student and work on revising AP and start the second book, "Athena's Chains". BUT...the copy work I say "no" to now could bite me in the ass later when I really need it.

Add to that a total of eight novels in the hopper to edit for Etopia and three freelance projects and I'm about ready to lose my damned mind.

Further complicating the picture is the decision of what to do with AP. Self publish? Indie press? Try the legacy route? I'm so confused. There are pros and cons to every choice, and it's making me nuts.

Two of my authors and an old friend are traveling here for the First Annual Intergalactic Pretendacon Sporkfest (A Very Serious Writing Conference) to meet and write and party and talk over Very Serious Writing Issues. I am so thrilled about this I can hardly stand it. I'm excited and overwhelmed that three people whom I've never met in person are traveling so far -- one from Minnesota, one from Colorado and one from Prince Edward Island! -- to meet me. (I have blood family members who haven't bothered to go through that much trouble. Which, as things have turned out, is mighty fine with me.)

I can't wait.

And, the cherry on top of the sundae is the Girl Child's wedding this summer. I'll get to see her, Little Bean and best of all, my MUFFIN!! That will be a fabulous time, and I even have a pretty new dress with matching shoes. (That's a big deal, believe me, especially since I work at home and usually in my pj's or as close as I can get to it. Heh.)

So, the plate is full, a lot of decisions to be made and a lot of work to do. It's all good.

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