I don’t have anything too intelligent to say, except that I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed with our upcoming LA trip and my parents’ visiting next week.
I mean, it’s not like I have that much to do, but now that I’m working, even just those few days a week, I feel like I have a lot less time.
But I’ve accomplished just about everything:
- dresses bought
- shoes, already have ’em
- accessories, already have ’em
- hair cut
- library books renewed
Of course we already have our plane tickets and hotel reservation.
So why the overwhelmed feeling? I guess I’m used to having a lot more time to myself. Plus over the weekend I figured out what I want to write this month, and it’s kind of a lot.
A long essay for a contest that’s due July 1. It’s mostly excerpted from my memoir, so it’s a matter of putting those excerpts in the right order, with the right transitions, which I think is sometimes harder than writing an essay from scratch.
At least one post for The Nervous Breakdown. Originally I was going to post the excerpts that are now going into the long essay. So I’ll have to write something new, which is better anyway. I wrote a draft of something this past week. It’s sort of all over the place right now, but I think I can cull one or two essays from it.
An essay I owe to a magazine I’ve written for before. They’re not strict about deadlines, but I want to turn it in this month.
An submission for another literary journal. Reading period ends August 31 so I have plenty of time for that, but I’d like to get started this month, if possible.
A bunch of dinky how to articles. Part of me says I should stop doing these, but I actually kind of enjoy them, if the topic isn’t too nonsensical and if someone else hasn’t already written about the topic. Plus it’s a guaranteed payment.
Whew! Obviously I’m bringing my computer to LA. Friday night there’s a rehearsal dinner, but the wedding the next day doesn’t start till four, so we have the whole day. We’ll just be at the hotel, but MB and I are very good at occupying ourselves.