Monday, January 17, 2011

Things are looking up

I only got one rejection letter today, though a deluge is soon to come, given how many things I've got in circulation at the moment. For the past couple of years, I've done all my submissions in bursts, when I have energy, so all the responses come back in bursts too. I hope, now that it looks like I'll be on my sleep meds for the foreseeable future, I can spread all that out a little bit.

My resolution to get deep into another project before the deluge hits is partially fulfilled. I've got an idea that makes me want to write and write, but I still need to sketch out incidental things, like a viable plot, so I'm doing a lot of freewriting, just playing around in the setting I've chosen to see if any characters or events emerge that are bookworthy.

And I'm finally starting to feel better. My strength is returning and while I don't think I had real postpartum depression, the sort of gray feeling right after giving birth is wearing off. Rather than wake up every day and wonder what I should do next, I wake up knowing that the things I have to do - play with my kids, write, and make jewelry - are what I'd want to do anyway, which makes me very lucky!

My next resolution is to get my jewelry shop on Etsy re-designed. I need to make a trip to the Assay Office here in London to set up an account, also, which means I need to find it first. Yay for Google Maps!

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