Well, everything that isn't useful.I've been on a major mission. I'm getting my manuscript back next week, and it will be my very last chance for changes (wow!). For all other stages of the book, I've worked surrounded by clutter and paperwork and disarray, and it's been really stressful. For years, we've been talking about moving to a bigger house or a house with a better layout or better closet/cabinet space. Finally, the light bulb went on over my head and I realized that if we had less stuff, we wouldn't need a bigger house or better closets. So, I went into Superwoman mode. Over the … [Read more...]
I am not good at relaxing and it stresses me out.
I turned in the manuscript for STAY on Wednesday. It was the second round of revisions. There may be more changes, but this is probably the last round of major changes. Everyone I've talked with since has encouraged me to relax, take some time off, and/or chill out. The problem is that I can't. Firstly, while working on my manuscript, I left a lot of things undone. There's a small forest growing in gutters. The weed situation in my garden is completely and totally out of control. Bills must be paid. Laundry done. Dog hair vacuumed. That kind of stuff. And then there's the exciting stuff. … [Read more...]