Bad girl

Things I am supposed to do this month:
• Finish my manuscript — for reals.
• Start querying agents.

Things I am not supposed to do this month:
• Redesign my website.

Guess which one I’ve been working on today?

(In fairness, I’ve only been sketching ideas. And that’s all I’m going to do. Yep. Uh huh. Sure.)

I’m blaming my lack of focus on vacation brain. Over the long weekend, we took Andy’s brother to Chicago. It was his first time there, so we made sure to pack in as much fun (and calories) as humanly possible. More on that to come.

For now it’s back to the usual post-vacation drudgery: laundry, unpacking, catching up on emails/blogs, uploading photos, grocery shopping, and wondering how on earth you ever get anything done.

Like this:



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  1. The words “start querying agents” has me excited on your behalf. Good luck!!

  2. Les

    Color me lazy, I’ve had no motivation to do anything but fiddle with websites so far either…

  3. Ohh I’m so tempted to do that too right not, but I also need to finish my manuscript this month. Been delaying and delaying… ack. I might just need to bite the bullet and get it done :( Website design as a reward after?

  4. Joelle Wilson

    I quite like the new photo. And isn’t it easier to do the things we aren’t supposed to do? :)

  5. Trisha

    The windy city rocks! Glad you enjoyed yourself.

  6. I like distractions…they are so diverting (say in a British accent for full effect).

  7. Brian-
    Thanks! I’m looking forward to it — although I may change my mind a few weeks in, lol.

    That’s what I keep telling myself, but I don’t know how long I’ll be able to resist the urge.

    Thanks! I took your suggestion. ;) It’s the first header that doesn’t feature my own photography, but I figured since I was in it, that was okay.

  8. Well it sounds like you had a lot of fun in Chicago, so the getting behind was at least worth it. It sucks much more when you get behind and have no fun doing it. I’m finding myself having a hard time getting back into the swing of things after my weekend too, which was also crazy. But I will. And if I know anything, it’s that laundry always needs to be done, whether you lose a weekend or not.

  9. That first day after vacation always seems so LOOOOOONG, doesn’t it? I think we need it, though, to transition back to everyday life. It sounds like your “normal” has quite a few exciting things coming up – can’t wait to hear about your querying journey! :)

  10. You and I have the same goals this month! What did I spend yesterday doing? Blogging. Sigh. But today is a work day. As soon as I get to the office. Good luck to both of us!

  11. Sonje-
    True. I can’t really be upset about the Why of why I’m behind. Just the I’m Behind part. :P

    Hope you’re having better luck than I am! Turns out I’ve got my hands full for the rest of the week with non-writing stuff. Sigh…

  12. You still have a lot of time this month…you can do it! And I hear you on the post vacation work…blah! Our suitcases (though empty) are still sitting in the garage because we’re too lazy to put them back in the crawl space. Uhm….we came back from our honeymoon over six weeks ago!

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