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22 April 2010 @ 10:42 am
remaining thinks to do  

I had an absolutely lovely, quiet day off yesterday, and am feeling roughly 23425098707 million times more relaxed than I was, say, 48 hours ago. I could use a full body massage, possibly one daily for a month or so, but that’s pretty typical for me. I’m so much more relaxed, though, that it would probably do some /good/, which I’m not sure it would’ve done previously. :)

Ted and I went to see “Whip It”, which we both enjoyed a lot more than we expected to, so that was cool. It was also really about the only thing I did yesterday. *happy sigh*

And now, looking forward, these are the remaining work-based thinks to do in 2010:

- clean up the SPIRIT DANCES draft & deliver it
- write the proposal for Walker Papers 7-9
- write the proposal for the next 2-3 Inheritors’ Cycle novels
- write 4-6 short stories
- revise SPIRIT DANCES according to editorial revision letter
- revise WAYFINDER according to editorial revision letter

All of that, in the time-crunch mode which has been my life for the past several years, is about 4-6 weeks’ worth of work. And I have 8 months to do it in.

I am so relieved I could cry.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: calmcalm
martyn44martyn44 on April 22nd, 2010 10:08 am (UTC)
Lie back, enjoy. You've worked hard for it.
irishkateirishkate on April 22nd, 2010 10:41 am (UTC)
I've forgotten what happens in 8 months time....
kitmizkit on April 22nd, 2010 10:47 am (UTC)
2010 ends and I have to go back to work and start writing RAVEN CALLS, book 7 of the Walker Papers. :)
irishkateirishkate on April 22nd, 2010 11:03 am (UTC)
Right - thought it was something like that but couldn't remember..

God luck with getting the draft handed in and getting to relax.. a little
Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on April 22nd, 2010 10:52 am (UTC)
Congrats! Sleep. Sleep is a good thing to stockpile...

(All I want is 1 month every 6, so I can remember how to breathe...)

kitmizkit on April 23rd, 2010 09:25 am (UTC)
I think this is in part an attempt to backlog 1 month in 6 for the past several years... :)
Brian: panda bouncinglogrusboy on April 22nd, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
Writers get breaks? Doesn't your muse bitch-slap you or something?
kitmizkit on April 23rd, 2010 09:24 am (UTC)
I'll let you know when she does. :)
Geek of Weird Shit: sensualgows on April 22nd, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
Awww . . . no crying! (I know the feeling, though!)

If I were there, I would SO give you a massage. :)
kitmizkit on April 23rd, 2010 09:23 am (UTC)
Someday I will have enough money to FLY YOU OVER and we can gallavant around Ireland and you can give me massages until I am like unto butter. :)
Geek of Weird Shit: sensualgows on May 2nd, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
Like unto butter indeed! :D
mikaela_lmikaela_l on April 22nd, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
I admit that I would never be able do all that in 4-6 weeks. 12 weeks, maybe.

But you write faster than I do.
BTW, what's the short stories about? *is curious*
kitmizkit on April 23rd, 2010 09:27 am (UTC)
It's only 50 or 60K all told, which I can do pretty easily in a month or six weeks even when I don't feel like I'm accomplishing anything at all.

The shorts are for a Sekrit Project. I'll talk about them in detail...later. Sometime. Eventually. Next year. :)