Forgive a quick squee: The Rose of Shanhasson is officially shipping!
I really need to get better at spreading my vacation out all year! I’m officially off from the Evil Day Job tomorrow through Christmas Day, which seems obscene when I have so much work to do before the end of the year. It’s a wonderful problem to have, don’t get me wrong. Next year I’ll have 4 weeks of vacation plus 2 weeks of personal time to use up.
I’m always going to need days prior to Christmas — because I haven’t even started shopping yet — but there’s no reason I can’t plan a smarter approach to use some of these days for a writing vacation, too. Last year I took 9 days in November to help with NaNoWriMo (which is why I was able to get over 60K in Nov), but my work load just didn’t cooperate this year. The week I did take off for Thanksgiving was wholly dedicated to prepping for the big dinner, and then recovering from said dinner.
So I have off until Dec. 28th. What am I going to do with myself? Well, for starters, I’m going to work really hard on Return to Shanhasson revisions, try to write a short story, and then move on to Victor’s revision. And if I get especially productive, I’ll pull out Deathright and prepare for drafting new words in January.
Oh, and of course, the Christmas shopping needs to be done. *headdesk* Don’t even ask me about cards.