Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Woo Hoo Wednesday: Yay for less stress!

This week, I'm in a very good mood because I did something I've been wanting to do for some time: I hired a company to do some of my house cleaning so that I can have more time for writing!  This will give me the chance to finally designate a very good chunk of each weekday to devote solely to writing, and that makes me very happy.  It's been frustrating to have to try to cram writing in whenever I can, so freeing myself of the housework has really lightened my stress.

I'm also feeling happy, lucky, and grateful because I'm having a great month with regard to sales.  I'm just amazed by how The Eye has been taking off in a way that far exceeds my wildest dreams.  It's thrilling beyond belief that people are buying my book, and it makes me think that I just might be able to make a go of writing for a living, something I honestly never expected to be able to do.  It feels better than I can express to finally be able to pursue my passion rather than do something "practical".

Another big Woo Hoo is due to the fact that I've finished my final edits on Contributor.  Silly me--I once used to think that writing was the worst part, because there are days when I feel like I have to pry the words out of my brain with a crowbar.  However, those days are nothing compared to staring at my manuscript until I go cross-eyed and can't remember if I've already done a search to see how many times I've used the word "gently".  I've kind of developed an irrational hatred for that word now.  So Woo Hoo for being done with the pain of the editing process!  A few more finishing touches, and Contributor will be ready for publication.

Lastly, a big Woo Hoo for the mild weather we've been having for the last couple of weeks or so.  I am not a fan of searing summer heat, so I've been incredibly pumped because I've been able to turn off my A/C and enjoy fresh air blowing through the house.  On Monday, I sat outside enjoying the gorgeous weather while typing away on my laptop and it was bliss!

That sums it up for me this week.  Just a reminder, if you haven't entered yet, you can still seize your chance to win a copy of Reinventing Claire by the super sweet Darian Wilk.  See you for Feature Friday, where I just might post one last excerpt from Contributor!