Although technically I am only required to take 13 days of furlough – I’m counting weekends.
I’ve been super busy with writing. I got a couple more read throughs of the Wayfarer series done. I accepted edits in Seven Sisters which is the next read through. I have been setting up all sorts of things for The Dragon of Frendur release.
Mostly I’m staying inside and away from people. It’s nice to get things done and not worry about anything outside my to do list.
Ken hung pictures in our bedroom. They look great. It brightens the room and I really like the pictures we chose.
My sleep schedule is messed up. I’ve been staying up till 1 or 2 or 3. Going to bed to get up around 6ish. I stumble out to the living room and take my meds and curl up in the recliner. This is normally okay – except today I slept until 11. So my to do list didn’t get a lot of attention.
On top of which, my computer is being a dick about everything. I’m going back to my recliner and work on the read through. Tonight Vicki and I are doing a paint night again. I’m looking forward to it.
The rest of my furlough time will be prep for my book release – both of them.
I’ve been super busy. I finished the 80s! Or the photo albums from the 80s. The 90s box is out. I’ll probably tackle some of them tomorrow.
My middle daughter and I went to the farmer’s market. We wore face masks as did all the vendors. We even had some vendors who had double wide tables to keep customers further away. Our Jam lady and our cucumber guy were happy to see us. I’m excited for fresh local produce again.
The phrase – going to – has become my nemisis. Apparently I use it a lot in my writing and I’ve been cleaning up manuscripts and I hate this phrase now.
Last night I did a great one. I’m on the read through part of my Wayfarer novels. So I started Immemorial. I was hoping to get all the way through it. I was getting into the groove but I kept thinking – I thought I changed this. I dug out the manuscript with the edits and sure enough I had. I went looking and discovered two files for the same book in the folder. So I’d gotten a third of the way through. Now I would have just discarded but I liked some of those changes. So I stopped last night and this morning came to my double screened computer and worked on a compare in Word which helped me work my way through. Shortly I’ll be reading through the rest of it. I hate when I do dumb stuff like that.
This morning I made bacon for breakfast while my daughter made biscuits. We had jelly (yup from our Jam lady) on biscuits with bacon. It was good.
I’ve updated two of my Ava books – new edits and new covers! Eaten by the Wolf and Big Bad Wolf Tames Red both have been updated. I love the covers!
I spent minimal time on Facebook to check on my groups and such. This is the extent of my social interaction today. I’m totally okay with that.
It’s raining so that means I’m aching. I’ll go to the recliner, cover up with a blanket, and work on reading Wayfarer books!
I finished five photo albums! The pictures have been scanned and uploaded to Shutterfly for the family. The 70s are done! At least the box marked with the 70s is done, whether they were in there or not. The next box is the 80s and only has three albums in it. There may be another 80s box but I’m taking the stance that there are only three until I find another box marked 80s.
Wayfarer novels have all had the edits accepted! Next step – read through all of them. I’m also working on re-writing the blurbs. I think there’s three more steps to get through – reading, formatting and uploading. Progress made and will continue to be made.
This morning I spent time answering emails, setting up arc reads for my arc group, and setting up posts for my book tours and interviews. I have one more interview but I’ll set it up tomorrow to come out in a couple of days.
I have some marketing to do and Facebook to deal with but then I’ll be reading Wayfarer Immemorial. I’ve started reading this four times and gotten sidetracked. Mostly because I’ve started it when I’m tired.
Tomorrow I’m venturing out of the house but only to go to the farmer’s market. We will be practicing social distancing and wearing masks. Plus we’re going early to hopefully avoid the crowds!
I’ve got a general routine which I’m trying to stick to so I can accomplish as much as possible. Fingers crossed I’m super productive while I’m on this furlough.
I’m officially on furlough through the end of May. I was lucky to only have to take 13 days over the next 13 months but I opted to lump them together to get them out of the way.
This means today… well last night I stayed up till 3 am editing which meant I slept until 10:30. I got two more of the Wayfarer books edited. I’m re-editing them and releasing them with new covers. I have four more to get through the edits. Then I have formatting and other things to work on before I can publish them.
I signed up for unemployment and put up a resume – because it’s required for unemployment. It wasn’t difficult. Go to the site, create an account, and follow their questionnaire.
Aside from that, I’ve been marketing my books and set up posts for my book tours. I have a long long long list of things I want to get done over the next two weeks. We’ll see how many of those I manage to get through.
My middle daughter and I are doing a virtual paint night tonight. I’m looking forward to that. They are always fun and I enjoy the time spent with her and painting.
No I’m not planning to document all my furlough days but I figured what the heck, let’s do this one.