It's kinda late, but I'm going to post anyway. Hell, maybe I'll even get this post finished before midnight. We'll see. That said, I don't think any order is going to come back into my life until after school starts next week. There, I've said it. Life may officially fall apart now. It has my permission. Seriously.
I'm nervous as hell about Mini going to preschool, but oh...the kid really, really wants to go. Of course, he doesn't know what it is at this point, just that his big bubba goes, and he sees shows like Little Bill, and the kids are in kindergarten, etc. At any rate, he's going. It's a done deal, and honestly, I need some me time. Time when there are no kids in the house. Time when there is no one asking me to get them drink, or to stand with them in the bathroom, or to find their socks, shoes, brain, etc. etc. etc.
I'm nervous, yes. But I've been telling myself on a daily basis since Mini's registration came through that I have earned this ONE year with both kids in school at the same time. Oldest is entering his senior year - Mini is just getting started. Whatever comes after this, heaven help me.
I kinda look at it like this: I've wracked up four years of 24 hour maid service since Mini was born. I am due, my friends. In seven days, I will have the house to myself for several hours during the day. That is some scary and exciting stuff.
Somehow today, I managed to get twenty-two pages of Love Fool revised. Good grief, but that's one you haven't heard about in a while isn't it? LOL I had to put the futuristic away for a while, and give it a rest. I think I started tinkering with revisions on it too soon after writing "the end". I need to step back and let it go for a month, try to get the rhythm of that story out of my head. I start working on it and I miss things, and end up on the same sections over and over. Blech. I'm still too involved with it, so I sorted through some of my old files, and decided to pick up Love Fool again.
The draft for Love Fool is complete, so I've made a new plan: I want to finish revisions on it by the end of August - beginning of September. Soon as that's cleaned up, I plan to send it on to the editor that requested it. I'm off to a good start, so we'll see what happens. If I can get in 10 pages of revisions a day on Love Fool, I think can have this thing knocked out fairly quickly.
When that's done, I should be deprogrammed from writing the futuristic and ready to go back and tackle the revisions over there. Or, so I hope. I could just be mildly insane. I guess time will tell.
That's it for now. It's nearly midnight, and I'd like to get in another three pages before I hop off to bed. Nite-nite, everyone! ;0)