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Monday, May 14, 2007

Spring Fever and Scrapping Books

I was recently talking to a pal of mine who is finishing the edits requested on her second book (I adore her, so there's no room for jealousy). We commiserated on the fact that although we WANT to be writing, there are other things that must also be done.

We both make much of our money in another way, and business is relatively seasonal. We both have gardens and are trying to be aware of what we plant and consume. Spring requires a lot of work in the garden and in our businesses, too. Lots of time outdoors means less time writing. She's stressing because the date edits are due is June 1st and her editor has been MIA for 2 weeks. She needs more info and is getting no answers.

Her first book lulled her into a false sense of security, she chuckled over the phone this morning. All they changed in it were a few capitalizations. This one they decided they'd prefer if she took another approach. Entirely. She didn't have to scrap the book, but it looked like a mess when I saw it a week ago. So, she's struggling to make time to keep her garden going and finish the edits.

Sure, our skin tones are actually starting to look healthier than our normal milky undead color, but we'd probably trade in the Vitamin D we're getting for more quiet time tucked away with our respective computers. When the winds and coyotes were howling in winter, I dreamt (occasionally) of Spring. Now I miss my "weather's horrible outside" excuses to just sit, drink coffee and type my fingers off.

Any other people "suffering" from the many diversions and obligations of Spring?
~Saoirse

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