Screwing Up Alexandria is published. Now what?
After all the writing, editing, proofreading, formatting, and uploading is done, I usually feel completely empty. Then, I have a release party. And I remember that hey, I've just finished writing another book. Woot!
My posse (i.e., my husband and whoever of my kids is currently at home) and I party. This time it was Ariel (on a brief vacation from grad school) and Matthew who joined in the celebration. We had mango-ginger cheese, fruit tart, bacon chocolate, smoke and stout chocolate, and, of course, champagne. We had a great time.
After the party, I try to spend the next week or two do nothing writing related (except checking sales and Amazon ranking, which have been quite good. (It has hit number one in its category every day--thanks so much to all my readers!)
But doing nothing is so, so hard. Most writers I know, write as an avocation. So anytime there’s a spare minute, they’re writing or editing. And when that’s not there filling their empty minutes…well, I don’t know about the others, but when I’m “taking a writing break” to refresh and recharge my mind, I don’t know what to do. I wander the house, yard, neighborhood. And if you listen, you’ll hear me muttering, “I can’t write yet. I have to let the creative energy lie fallow.”
|Pattern, fabric, cotton lace.|
|About halfway finished. Check out the cool pin tucks.|
I love pin tucks
Check back next week to see the finished garment.