Greetings from the solitude of my bedroom where I have decided to take refuge for the day since I’m so exhausted by life that the concept of doing anything other than eating, drinking and going to the bathroom is unfathomable.
A large chunk of my “sit down and write” energy has been concentrated on finishing my first novel which I began writing around two years ago. I had been working on it on and off until last year when I decided to roll up my sleeves and go full on until I was done. Naturally that didn’t go as planned but I still plugged away as much as possible.
I had originally hoped to have the book done by the end of 2022 but that didn’t happen so I just kept writing. I went on vacation in January and spent the week writing like a crazy person, not coming up for air. A lot got accomplished but there was still more to write.
The best feeling came on February 25th when I was able to write the best words ever “The End.”
The fun part has already begun as I’ve been submitting it to publishers which is an insanely daunting process in and of itself. I was already passed by my top pick and I’m slowly putting it out there to other publishing houses. I’ve got two queries sitting in someone’s inbox as we speak- my second and third choice publishers so we’ll see what happens.
I’d like to pretend that I’ll have more time for blogging now that the book is done but I’m now in the process of moving and we all know that packing and moving are two of my absolute most favorite things in the entire world.
It’s been three years since I last moved and despite living in a place that’s half the size of my last home, I managed to amass a ton of shit. I have officially reached the “throw it all away because I don’t care any more” phase of the process which has been fun.
What’s not so fun is that my move got delayed. Everything is pretty much packed minus the basics I need to get by day to day. As a result, this delay is making life interesting because 95% of my kitchen is packed and so I’m going to be living off the microwave for a period of time. I’ve also already warned everyone at work that they are going to see a lot of repeat outfits this coming week and I am not accepting commentary on that at this time.
So let’s see what 2023 brings. I have plenty of interesting stories and musings to share and now that the book is done, I’ll hopefully have time and energy to share them… as soon as the move is done.
I’m sure that will bring its own horrific stories.