Is it the weekend yet? This week feels like it has dragged on and on – maybe because of the two snow storms. In my head, I’m starting my weekend to do list. I have a list of projects to work on for publishing, crochet projects (gifts to get done soon), and household stuff to do.
With four of my student workers graduating, I need to finish their gifts. I am half done. I’ve started the third one and am hoping to complete it this weekend. Once those are done, I have two more afghans, a shawl, and two dresser scarves to finish. Three of the five projects are started so first I’ll work on completing the started ones.
I started the third project and designing is always trial and error. I got the start of it, did a sequence of stitches – didn’t like so I tore them out. I did that three times before I set the project aside. The following night I started again, did a sequence, liked it but four rows into it, I wanted more variety so I changed it up a bit. I thought – I’m going to end up tearing this out but as I experimented, I realized, I liked how it was turning out. Design created – finally.
At some point, I need to look at my tasks for publishing and start prioritizing them. I’ve been crocheting a lot which means I’ve been creating my own designs. I need to get them organized so I can the patterns published. At the same time I have the next Wayfarer novel (Wayfarer War) to publish. I’m doing my first reader event in November and I need to look at what I need to have on hand for that and start purchasing so I can spread the costs out over the next few months.
There is a lot of stuff rattling around in my head. I’ve got two stories whispering to me. I’m fairly certain they will go from whispering to screaming before too long. There are other sequels I want to get written as well. Summer is always a productive time for me for writing so I’m hoping to get a lot done by the end of August.
For the weekend, I hope I can plow through some of my to do list. It isn’t a pay week so we shouldn’t have a lot of errands. I don’t have a lot of paperwork to go through for mom. I don’t have a lot of my own paperwork so I’m hoping lots will be accomplished either in crocheting or publishing or both. Hopefully both.