In case it isn't clear from my previous posts, I have a tendency to obsess about things. And that’s what my book has been to me, an obsession.
For the last ten months or so, my husband has been very supportive and understanding of the neurotic behavior that accompanies most of my creative endeavors. He’s listened to me ramble on and on about my characters and plot changes, and read countless first chapter revisions. He’s the first one to tell me how ridiculous I’m being when I start to get down on myself and my writing. Although, I still think his opinion might be a little biased. :) He’s tolerated dirty dishes and taken care of the kids when I’ve been obsessing over some scene. The man is definitely worth his weight in gold. However, even golden men can only take so much of the crazy lady writer wife.
My kids have been out of school for a month now, and all the things I promised to do once school was out are still sitting undone. And now that I’m pretty sure my manuscript is all shiny and ready for submissions, there really are no more excuses.
Nevertheless, my house is still a mess, and I can’t seem to stay away from the computer. I find myself obsessively checking my email every five minutes, because of course I might die if I don’t see that response from an agent as soon as it pops into my inbox. So, if I’m on the computer already, I might as well check out some blogs and go lurk over at QueryTracker. And it’s all downhill from there.
So now I’m grounded. The only writing related contact I’m allowed to have with my computer for the next week is this blog entry and checking my email. He swears he’ll take the power cord with him to work if I don’t comply, but I don’t see that happening. I usually get my way. But I will do my best to “be good” because I know he’s right. I need to get some structure back in my life, so maybe I can feel just a tiny bit saner. Don’t know if I could ever feel completely sane. :)
I’ll be back next Tuesday to report that I’ve gutted my kids’ rooms and sent the majority of their contents to Goodwill. My office will be completely de-cluttered and all my scrapbooking tools that have been neglected for the last year and a half will be on ebay making me lots of money. :) Well, that’s the plan anyway. Thanks all for stopping by. I’ll see you next week.
Quick side note: Holy crap, Hunger Games was so good! I stayed up until 3:00 last night reading it and finally had to make myself go to bed so I could get three hours of sleep for work. I couldn’t wait to get home today to read the last forty pages. As for the sequel… I may go crazy waiting.