I am happy (and horrified) to say that both books are done. They're revised, printed, packaged and out of my hands. The last month has been a crazed blur of work. It got to the point that I kept writing the wrong character's names because I was switching back and forth between stories so often to get them done. I had to do a name search to make sure a "Nate" didn't slip into Ethan's story. Or Jonah's for that matter since I'm also working on a new book while I've got the others out for review.
But its over now. Well, at least for those two. Work of a writer is never done, right? Now there's still the third book to revise and the one I want to pitch at Nationals (I found out I'm scheduled for 10:20 and 10:50 pitch appointments, so back to back panic mode). I've got great appointments this year and I want to make the most of it. I have no illusions of a pink ribbon this time, but maybe if I lay the right groundwork now, maybe next year. Who knows.
Whether or not I manage to pull off an actual vacation this week, I'm at least going to take a vacation from everything else in my life (but work, still gotta go there, but I'm going to take a 4 day holiday.) I'm going to try to relax, recharge and prepare my self for the chaos that July promises. I'm going to read, watch reruns of Law and Order and try not to worry about the fact that my career is resting in a Tyvek envelope on its way to New York City.
Are you planning any trips this summer? Even just a staycation? What do you do between major projects to recharge?