All right, I now feel like Superwoman. No, not wearing the costume, in case you were wondering. No capes!
I took the afternoon off work today because a) there wasn’t much to do, b) there was almost no one in the office and c) it’s a long weekend (this contributed to/caused a and b, btw). This, of course, meant I had a lot of time to get stuff done at home. And have I ever, thus the start of this post.
To give you an idea, the list of things I have accomplished include:
- putting in what I think are the final edits on Bound (yes, that can change, but I think it’s ready, a sentiment shared by test readers)
- contracting an artist for the cover for Bound (Eeeeeeeeeeep)
- writing up something for a secret small project to be announced later (I love a little cloak and dagger teasing)
- 15 minute power-nap (stupid heat has returned, though I don’t know who invited it back)
- made coffee
Once the coffee, presently cooling given ambient temperature, has been drunk, I will be diving back into editing Where The Ether Flows. I’m now halfway through Chapter 22 of 24. I have mark ups almost to the end of Chapter 23. I shall conquer this edit by the end of the weekend, likely before. Wow. I’m wired enough that I had to make sure I hadn’t drunk my coffee already and missed it. You know it’s good coffee when the smell of it alone makes you feel like this.
Back to the update on Ether Flows though, I passed through 111k last night. 😮 Seriously, this thing is getting long. I don’t think this is a one-time thing either, just from the complexity of the trilogy. I’m already making mental notes (yes, dutifully written down too) about what I need to do with the outline for All Stitched Up. I still have some vague thoughts of, if I can whip that outline into shape over this long weekend, getting a late start on Camp NaNo for August. Why not? I usually finish early anyway, and if I don’t finish before the end of August, I’ll just keep going. I think we can all agree that winning (aka the 50k word mark) isn’t likely to be a problem for me. Then it’ll be on to outlining Book 3 in that trilogy, and a round of editing for The Nine. Then? We’ll see, probably another round on Ether Flows, if I have time before November starts, when I’m doing NaNo with a friend (my plan is to write Book 3 for that).
You know, I shouldn’t be surprised at how fast this year has been going by. I look at everything I’ve done since it started, and then look forward to my plans for the rest of the year and, well, I feel amazed and exhausted all at once. Yet I know I’ll get all of it done somehow. I’ve had enough times this year where I’ve agonized over whether I could get something done, then had it pan out just fine that I’m sure I have nothing to worry about there.