I finally found a new apartment. It's in this same area, within my price range, meeting all my must-have's and most of the maybe's. It's on the main floor of a duplex, with a quiet landlady upstairs, a bright nook in the back to write in, and a shady back yard to think in. Take possession next week, so I can do a leisurely move between now and the end of the month. That's a load of stress gone.
Now, instead of checking ads and visiting apartments, I have to start packing boxes. Or perhaps taping up the ones I never really unpacked.
I have been doing some editing every day, though, just to keep on a roll. This is to incorporate some of the changes a beta reader has added, along with my own notes of course. Then - to another beta reader - or two - before sending to my publisher/editor. The initial schedule had been a June launch in time for the summer reading season, but I'll have to see how the whole packing/moving/unpacking goes.
I'll take a stab at my ROW80 objectives this session, but to be honest, not as much progress as planned:
- Publishing - I'm editing stadily, although sometimes sparesly.
- Writing - none - miss it but no time really right now.
- Book Clubs - we just did Sarah's Key - an OK book. Most of the group shared the same opinion - Sarah's story well done and very interesting, but Julia's? We didn't really care what happened to her.
- Other - looking for an apartment - and finding one.
Upcoming - get some boxes. Pack my stuff, move my stuff, then unpack my stuff. When I need a break - edit. When I need a break from that - go for a walk and grab a coffee or a pint.