Birds are chirping, sun is shining, kids (even in first grade) have senioritis…
Yep, summer is rapidly approaching, and I have a lot ton of stuff going on. The first change came a bit early – moving my blogging here as opposed to livejournal. Next up is a test drive of a new writing group. No worries, KAOWG peeps, I’m not leaving, I’m just going to try to do both. That leads to a rather intense question of my sanity, but from my understanding, the other site doesn’t involve much in the way of line edits, so it won’t be quite so time-intensive. The hubs is taking off for a business trip again on Monday, which hopefully means I will immerse myself in Cass’s book for at least a couple hours every night and get moving on it. I’m not sure why exactly her book is so much harder for me than Elle’s was, but I’m not losing myself in it. (And I’m hoping like hell that doesn’t mean it just sucks because my beta readers from book 1 are already on my case about getting it finished.)
So, writing-wise, summer plans are to toss Pretty Souls to the wolves at OWW and see how much they tear it apart, bust my butt and get a rough draft of Partly Human (working title, hoping for divine inspiration for something with more punch) done before travel time is upon us, and do my best to make at least weekly updates on the blog and website. Oh, speaking of the site, I’m hoping to have the first few chapters of Pretty Souls on it soonish.
And, I have a lot of travel starting coming up. Hubs is taking some time off at the end of June and we’re going to do something fairly local. Exactly how local hasn’t been determined yet, but we are debating taking off to Cedar Point for a couple days of amusement park insanity. Then hubs is going on a motorcycle/camping thing for a few days. More writing time for me – yay! (Or, more likely, a visit to the fam, where I am more or less forbidden from bringing out my computer – boo.) In July we are off to the Carolinas to visit the in-laws and spend some time in Myrtle Beach. We’ll get back just in time for me to do laundry and pack to go to Anticipation in Montreal!
Anticipation (World-Con 67) is the first big con I will have ever attended, and I’m torn between bouts of excitement and nerves. I’m going solo, which will be a nice break from the family 24/7, but also means I’ll potentially have too much alone time. So, I’m vowing to spend as few daylight hours in my hotel room as possible. Goals for Antcipation include learning, networking, and having a good time. I’m a little worried about proper attire since I’m not just going for fun, therefore any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I get back from Montreal just long enough for the kids to make me wish I’d become Canadian and stayed over the border, and then I’m going back anyway for the KA meet in Ottawa. Good times with good friends! Of course, now that I’m looking at this schedule, I’m stressing out because there is so little time that we’ll all be here this summer. It’s a tiny bit depressing. I’m trying to focus on being excited instead.
So, how about you? What are your plans for the summer? (And if you’re going to Anticipation, let me know!)