Dredging the Deep

Funny, when I had absolutely no time to blog, posts kept popping into my mind right and left. Now that I’m back to a regular schedule, the well (as I posted on FB) has run dry.

But look! Pretty photos!

Riding the carousel at Boston Commons

Riding the carousel at Boston Commons

Live music in the Public Gardens

Live music in the Public Gardens

We found the Mallard family!

We found the Mallard family!

Grace picking blueberries
Grace picking blueberries

Joy looking for the best berries

Joy looking for the best berries

Filled our baskets with blueberries, on to the blackberry patch!

Filled our baskets with blueberries, on to the blackberry patch!

 

We’ve been having Adventures.

We also survived our first week of school, and now I get to change the schedule completely since we’ve seen what does and doesn’t work. Namely, starting at 9:00 is not going to happen until the girls are able to make their beds in less than thirty minutes.

And I’m trying not to fret over this whole book cover thing. My biggest problem here is that what I want, I can’t afford and do not have the know-how to be able to do myself. What I can afford, or can figure out to do on my own, I don’t really like. This is a dilemma.

But! Luckily the extra time I’ve had to work on Magic Most Deadly has been useful, allowing me to go through it one more time and put in some extra tweaks to make it just a little bit better. Also it has allowed  me to put off formatting a bit longer, so hurrah!

(Sometimes I think I’m not really cut out for this indie path. But then I think about dealing with traditional publishers, and I think well, even these stresses are better than that.)

I’ve also been journaling almost every morning, and that has been good. I am also giving Anna Karenina a fourth try, and am halfway through (further than I’ve ever made it before) and seriously wondering why people love this book so much. Can anyone clue me in? I mean, I don’t hate it, but I don’t understand the great, deep passion so many have for it. And after I finish this, should I try War and Peace, or move on to Dostoevsky (and if so, which one)? So many questions.

In addition to all this, I’ve been grieving deeply over Syria, which doesn’t exactly inspire me to write fun, fluffy blog posts.

So. That’s a little bit of what life has been like for me this past week. How about you?

 

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4 thoughts on “Dredging the Deep

  1. I’ve mainly been trying to adjust everyone to the new school schedules/upcoming work schedules on the outside and trying to adjust myself to Life the Universe and Everything on the inside. It is good to have friends, even if I mostly just talk to them on the Internet. :)

    • Yes, internet friends have been wonderful this past month. What with saying goodbye to old friends, and meeting many potential new friends, my internet friends have remained steady regardless of all the shifting we are doing.

  2. We’ve started school too. Though with only one student left, it does free up a lot of my time. Of course, there are always new things and responsibilities to steal that time.

    Blogging has been hard for me too. I feel so dried up. And the indie path is hard.

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