I spent my night reading a manuscript and editing it. I see the weaknesses in it and know where I need to improve the story. I did some minor edits but I'm at a stage where I need to do my searches and print it for a thorough editing.
I have no name for the book. When I started writing it, I just called it murder. Now I want to think about the story and what I want to call it. My test readers have suggested it would be good to be part of a series. I don't know. I'm not confident in the murder mystery arena.
I could not face my books last night. I needed to work on editing / writing things. I am still working on that scarf for Vicki. I just made a list of the things I need to make over the next semester for student workers who are leaving me (sadly). When they grarduate, I make them something. I have four who are leaving, this makes a lot of crocheting for the next semester. I got one done already but I still have three more to do.
Plus I have three afghans on my to do list already. It's a good thing I have audio books galore to read. I can crochet while I listen to all the books Vicki's been telling me to read. I'm going to have to juggle my time and energy.
Part of the problem I am having is I need to write. If I'm not writing, I get grumpy. There are times I take a break from it to give my brain a break but they are few and far between. I will have to balance out what I want to do. This is an ongoing struggle for me - balancing out all the aspects of my life.
I guess for this it will be a matter of prioritizing and scheduling so I get everything done in time. I already have the yarn for two of the three student worker gifts. I also have a baby gift to make. I have some of the yarn for that and if I go to my stash I probably have the yarn needed for the blanket I want to make. I have a ripple book that would take stripes. I could make something nice from that.
Ideas are just flooding my head. I may have to write them down so I don't forget. That way it is just a matter of grabbing the material and getting to work.
My Atlanta girls have requested coasters so that is my next project. I have a LOT to get done before Ken flies out and can take them all their goodies. That will be next week and I have until the 29th to get the stuff done. Once I'm done with their stuff, I'll turn towards these other projects.
Plus I have three afghans on my list for family members. I have the yarn for two of them. I just have to make the time. It will be an interesting spring while I juggle all these different projects with my writing projects. Let's hope my head doesn't explode with all that I have going on.
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