First off, Happy Easter to those that celebrate. Happy Solstice or Spring Celebration to them. Happy Sunday to everyone else. Or Hoppy Bunny Day.
Me, I'm making a ham today. Mashed potatoes. Corn. Rolls. I forgot dessert. I know, I know... but let's be real. The holiday snuck up on me and we're lucky the ham will have pineapple and brown sugar because I totally didn't pick those up until yesterday.
I spent the majority of last week dragging butt. I haven't been writing. I've only just kinda poked around at the edits. I looked into some advertising. Obsessing over sales... yeah, that I can do. :eyeroll:
I planted some more stuff. No pics. We did have one humdinger of a storm, which left my cedar garden in disarray, so I put that right again. Ferdinand the Forsythia is fine, though. Yay.
As you can probably tell, I'm not all hurrah about anything as of 7:45 on Saturday night. Not sure exactly what the culprit is this time around. I know I feel like I need to write something new. But I need to get these edits done. And can't forget about the marketing. And if I want the publication schedule to work out the way I have planned, writing something new should probably wait.
Yes, I would like some cheese with that whine, thank you very much.
Years ago, I belonged to a writers' forum. Actually, I was quite active. Busy little beaver me was posting and commenting and generally being both helpful and witty, until one day I noticed that there seemed to be a lot of cliques and an undercurrent of nastiness and a whole middle-school vibe, so I walked away. Since I jumped into self-publishing, I've been ghosting around another forum - to learn about the biz, see what issues other people might be having in case I ever need to know how to fix it, generally trying to be helpful where I can. And as I watched, I could see the cliques and the undercurrents and the middle-school thing cropping up there as well. And it's got me kinda heartsick. Well, on the bright side, it reminded me how awesome my blogging friends are here and on Facebook. We might not be a large crowd, but we're loyal and friendly and conduct ourselves with a modicum of maturity. Thanks for that, guys.
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What's up in your world?