Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The close-up of the heather is for you, Lara!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Waning Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Pluto Retrograde
Rainy and cool

Tried to catch up on things yesterday — three loads of laundry, getting things straightened up, going through mail, getting stuff sorted with the publisher.

My new, pushed-up release date for ASSUMPTION OF RIGHT is June 6. Gulp! So I’ve got a lot of promo work to do in the coming weeks. It’s coming out digitally first, with the possibility (if it does well) of a print run 3 or 4 months later. I’ve also been chosen for the publisher’s Author Spotlight for June, so I have to get all that info out today.

According to the calendar, yesterday was a planting day, so I got some repotting done (thing are growing fast) and started two kinds of tomatoes, the echinacea, the yarrow, the soapwort, and the Love-in-a-Mist. I’m looking forward to getting some work done outside towards the end of the week, when it’s supposed to stop raining. It stopped for about ten minutes yesterday afternoon, and people were out mowing their lawns! I thought the grass had to be DRY — my manual is very clear about that.

Not enough writing or reading done yesterday, so I have to make up for that today. Got HEART OF STONE finished, and really liked it, so I’m looking forward to the next one, hOUSE OF CARDS. However, I have 2 1/2 books I have to read before I can start that, all within the next few days.

Caught up with my class. There’s been a lot of good work this month, and I’m glad.

I’ve got to prep for the Preakness this weekend, too. I’m doing a little bit of prep, not much.

I unpacked three more kitchen boxes from the garage, and found some wonderful stuff I forgot I had. Lots of washing and drying and oohing and aaahing. Now, to figure out where to put it!

Not sure where to start with the work today, so I’m just going to pick one thing and get going. There’s a lot of hiring going on in the area, not just the Cape, but in Boston — nearly 6000 jobs in health care alone. And all sorts of other jobs, too. I’ve got to get my proposals finished and out the door, and the brochures redone, too. Strike while the iron is hot, right? There’s a lot of work. I may push a little harder for the next few months so that I really can sit back in August with a clear conscience. Several people are mad at me for taking the month off. “Why can’t you just do X for me?” “Because I’m not available.” “But you can make the time.” “No, I can’t.” I’m tired of going for years without a real vacation because other people are disorganized. Part of this Saturn return lesson — taking a reasonable amount of time off to recharge every year!

Of course, August seems VERY far away right now! 😉



  1. Thank you! So pretty!

    August can’t come soon enough, right? 😉

  2. Oh, definitely stick to your guns about your month off. You hardly have any time off and this has been so long in the planning. People should make their arrangements around you if you’ve given them good notice, and you have. The holiday will do you good.

    Let me know what promo work you’d like on my blog and when. 6 June is a big day for me too as, among other things, that’s when my electrical work should be completed so the decorator can get cracking on the office space. But it also means I may not be online very much for a few days either side, and I’m taking a few days off myself too once the actual escape plan is in motion.

  3. I usually have something planted by now. When I travel back to visit my mother next week I’ll be helping her start her vegetable garden. I still haven’t found a place to live, so I’ll start my herbs and tomatoes in containers. I’m thinking this will be another good growing season.

    • Yeah, since I’m renting, I’m doing a lot in containers, and then dragging them around with me!

  4. The heather looks very pretty! I don’t blame you for sticking to your month off plans.
    I hope you’re having a lovely day.

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