The last manuscript for that small press is about done. One more round next week to look over some minor tweaks, then it should go straight to the press, and I'll be done with that. Not planning to go into small press editing again any time soon. The pay just isn't worth the investment or dealing with bad writing and diva authors. I may do editing for friends who choose to self-publish, but at least then I can choose the manuscripts and make sure they're fairly solid to start with. Obviously, I'm not planning at making a business at it.
This past week has shown me how important it is to get past this small press editing work just in terms of time. I've always been able to squeeze a little time in on my own writing, but it's been tough finding time for much else these days. Everything that's not health, house, or writing related has suffered over the last few months. Just the updates to Alden.nu show that. I think one of my plans for next year is to start working on a schedule that includes a day just for web work again. This will become particularly important if certain possibilities (that I'm not going into right now) come to pass. The one place I shouldn't be neglecting is my author site, regardless of what happens, but I have to carve out the time for it. As it stands, I'm hugely behind on updates, and I'm sure the site could use a new layout/design. Since I like my sites to be fairly unique, that means investing some time into graphics making.
But none of that is happening until after the holidays. Then I'll look at redesigning and streamlining the site. For now, I'm still alive, still writing, just...buried under a ton of stuff and time management issues. Sad but true.
Hope everyone has a great holiday season!
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