“You know it’s bad in writing land if I’m doing housework.”
These were the words that went through my mind as I was vacuuming my bedroom this afternoon, after which I went on a bit of a cleaning spree.
I despise housework.
It was only after I finally sat down 3 hours later that I realized it wasn’t that there was trouble so much as I needed to give myself a break. I just got Adrift, first Sequence in the Colony Series back from the beta reader which means postproduction is in full swing.
I finished the book cover mockup yesterday and am taking notes for the “back of book” summary.
I have also been working on two other projects simultaneously.
They are related.
Though I’ve finished two books close together before I don’t remember resorting to housework to give myself a mental break.
I honestly didn’t feel that worn out but maybe I’m being preemptive.
I also may not be dealing with the writing thing.
It’s actually going well so why stress?
I suspect a bit of what is going on is that in getting a nice head start on a few things issues I’ve been ignoring for – oh – awhile – are making themselves felt.
As in how about we deal with this?
I hadn’t considered how much writing can be a way to distract myself from other things.
At least not since the onset of Covid lockdown when I wrote three books in two months.
I’m going to try something a little different with this postproduction episode. I’m going to allow myself to think about the item that seems to be the squeaky wheel of the moment while I’m doing the final edit of Adrift.
Final edit isn’t the most brain intensive activity since, with the story completed, I’m only doing a final check of grammar.
Who knows? If it works out maybe this will be my new way of doing postproduction.
I anticipate having a landing page for Adrift up within a week.