Since I decided to put my scifi story on hold until I have a much better idea of where I want to go with it, I’ve begun editing another project. It’s not a long project, by any means, but it’s one that I want to flesh out a bit, add some content that will make the story richer, and fix up some inconsistencies I’ve noticed. I’ve also come up with an idea for a series of novellas where the project I’m editing right now is the first. I’m excited to write all of the books, though I don’t know exactly how many there will be just yet.
I’ve done a lot of reading lately. I need to update my Goodreads, but I’ve never been good at keeping it current. At the moment, I have Defy by Sara B. Larson up on my “currently reading” shelf, but I haven’t started it yet. I had every intention of doing so when I put it up there, but I got distracted by Moira Young’s latest Dust Lands novel, Raging Star. I’m in love with the series and couldn’t not read it. So, Defy will happen, just in a couple of days.
I’ve also been working on crits. I’m so far behind on them though, it’s amazing the people I’m critting for haven’t started hurling virtual rotten lettuce at me. I’m getting there though. Slowly but surely.
It’s amazing how much I plan to do during the summer months when it’s the worst time for me to get anything done. I love my kids, but they demand attention all but 10 hours a day, and that’s only because they’re asleep, and I’m also asleep for about six of those hours. Four hours seems like a lot of time, until you factor in a shower, adult conversation, and any errands that you want to run without having to repeat “Don’t touch that!” and “Put that back!” until your voice is hoarse.
School will start in just a few short weeks though, and this year, both of my kids will attend. Last year, Little Man went to preschool three hours a day, four days a week. Those extra twelve hours a week made a huge difference in my productivity. This year, I’ll have thirty-five extra hours during the week to get more done.
I just need to remember this summer for next year and plan accordingly.
How do you plan your summers?