I have been seriously neglecting my rewriting/editing duties and have decided to temporarily put my book on the back burner. I am trying to spend as much real time with the kids as possible, doing things we like or just talking.
There is also the new site I’m working on, the one I’m (mostly) taking over as webmaster. It has turned out to be a very time-consuming process to learn everything I need to know. I’m about 2/3 of the way through what I need to read/watch/learn to get up to speed. I’ve already begun cleaning the site up. It’s a good site (I think), but I have been doing a little editing on it simply because the owner is not a native English speaker, so there are a few places that could be worded more clearly. That’s to be expected. I’ve added a few new articles/pieces he’s sent me to proof and add in, and I have a whole slew of reviews and articles to write that he has pre-planned, and some I think should be added.
I’m still writing for the Examiner.com. I have a couple of articles I need to write in the next couple of days, or I won’t have enough content up there to keep things moving. I’m also still writing for Associated Content and Helium as things come up that I am interested in writing about.
This is my second week at the library. I’m enjoying it. I basically sort and shelve books the whole time I’m there. The only “problem” with the job is that every day I find a hundred more books I want to read, and I don’t have enough time to read the ones already on my list (or in my house!).
I also found out today that the house I wanted to rent, which was offered to someone else, is back on the rental market. I emailed the agent and let him know we still want it. I am hoping this is a good sign, and not just another tease. “Oh, here’s the PERFECT house for your needs. Oh, never mind, the owner doesn’t want you.” I’m hoping we have a second chance at getting it. I’m going tomorrow to look at our “backup” house again to remind myself of the setup and try to find things to love about it. The fact that it has no dishwasher is a huge problem for me. I hate doing dishes. But then, that’s what kids are for, isn’t it?
Do you have any plans for the July 4th holiday (for my American friends)?
Have a good week!