Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I normally don't go so long without posting. And I try to at least have a topic when I do, but this time it's a little different. I've been consumed lately with packing boxes because...I'm moving! This is a first for me. I mean, of course I've moved before, but it was always local and this time I'm moving out of state. Plus, we're selling our house, and since it's the first one we've owned I'm getting to experience the whole process of putting a house on the market for the first time, too.
Well, I suppose I can relate this to writing in a way. Moving has brought up concerns I never thought I'd have to deal with. Changing my contact information and getting that to all the places I've submitted has been a big chore. I cannot stress enough the importance of being organized when it comes to submissions! Imagine what would happen if someone actually wanted to use one of my stories...but I hadn't kept track and never sent them my new info!
I'm also going to have to change my website. The web space I've been using is tied to my current internet account, which will be changing when we move. Now, I have to find another web host (or maybe my new internet service will come with web space). The point is, if you'd told me two years ago that I'd be worrying about my website, I'd have laughed at you!
Another thing I'm discovering is that at a time like this I just have to let go of my writing for a bit. It's frustrating, but with so much to do, writing has had to be pushed to the back burner. Boy, it's hard!
Also, right now, I'm mourning the fact that all my precious books are in boxes in my son's closet :(. Yep, in the house-sellin' business books equal "clutter." Heart-breaking!
One of my top priorities for a new house--lots of space for bookshelves. Or even better yet, built-in bookshelves. My dream has always been to have a house with a library, and now that I'm writing, I want a writing desk in that room. Ever seen the movie "Funny Farm"--the one where Chevy Chase moves to the country to write the great American novel? I want an old house like that, with an upstairs writing room and a window overlooking something other than the palm tree in my front yard! I could do without the bodies buried in the garden, though :).
Anyway, I'll try to keep my head about me in all this and still post now and then, with something intelligent to say :). So, be patient with me please.