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The Last Two Weeks

I'm going to try to actually make this a short one since it's getting late, and my eyes are sleepy.

Let's try breaking this up into sections. Here are some things that have been happening the past two weeks...

I finished Magic Inc.'s second draft. I felt sad afterward, but that was bound to happen. I'm not sure there's much else to say than that.

I moved on to seriously editing it. So far, I think it's going well, but the stress of things being near the end has been draining my energy. A lot.

I found an artist. I posted an ad on the Deviantart forums and got an overwhelming amount of responses. Everyone was so talented, but only a few had the style I was looking for, and only one seriously pulled me in. She is such a wonderful artist, and she was willing to really get to know the characters. We've talked about the cover and made some plans, and hopefully, it is all going to work out.

Today, I asked Christen to give me a little makeover for some author pictures. We went to the park, and the sky started sending out these tiny hail stones. But eventually, it calmed down, and we got the pictures. I'm not the most photogenic person, but helped by the makeover, we managed to get some good pictures.

I then came home and made an official Facebook page. Which was the point of those photos.

It's clear, looking at that list, that I've gotten a lot done, but my head's been all over the place. I haven't had a panic attack yet, but I've come pretty close. I keep thinking... what if I do all this and nobody cares? I also haven't been sleeping well. I'm sleepy all morning and afternoon, then restless at night. I mean, I'm tired at night, too. I just have trouble getting to sleep.

All I keep coming back to is that I'm overwhelmed. Even the positive things that are happening are getting translated by my brain into anxiety. But hey, that's nothing new. I just need to calm down and get some rest. Sometimes it's good to just step away from your big project so you can build up some new energy and inspiration to bring to it. I feel like that's what I need to be doing right now. I really want to get this book out by summer, but I have to keep reminding myself that I know better than to push it.

And yeah, this post wasn't particular short either. Oh, well.


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 23rd, 2015 11:40 pm (UTC)
Yes. It sounds like you need a little bit of a break. :)

Congratulations on finding an artist!!
Apr. 24th, 2015 02:01 am (UTC)
Thank you! ^_^
Apr. 25th, 2015 03:09 am (UTC)
I found a link of the P4 eps! I have them but they are on the PS3 in another room. <---lazy

And I just remembered that there were P3 films!!
May. 28th, 2015 07:39 pm (UTC)
Haven't seen you around lately, but I was notified by LJ that it's your birthday.

So, Happy Birthday! And hope the day is going well for you. :)
May. 29th, 2015 02:18 am (UTC)
Oh, thanks very much! I really need to make a new update. I've just been busy bouncing between editing and being too stressed to edit. I'm about a third done. It's going well, just slowly. I just really want to be done and have the pressure off for a while!
Jun. 3rd, 2015 02:07 am (UTC)
Good luck with further editing! :)
Jun. 4th, 2015 03:05 am (UTC)
Thanks! ^_^
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