Monday, 4 April 2011

Good news and bad

I can't remember where I read it but apparently there are five main areas to your life:
  • work
  • friends/family
  • romantic relationships
  • health
  • finance
and the chances are that you'll NEVER have all five in alignment (i.e. no matter what you do at least one part of your life will always be out of wack with the rest). You might have a great relationship, health etc but be absolutely skint or have great friends, health and finance but no partner - you get the idea.

Anyway, the reason I mention this is because, for me, work is made up of two sub-categories (the stress of managing the two is why I sometimes refer to myself as 'Exploding Author' online) which are:
  • my full time job
  • my novels
and they're seriously out of wack at the moment. My full time job is...well...this is a public blog so I'll just say it's hugely stressful at the moment. The novel, however, is a different story...

My editor has accepted all my edits and sent it on to the copyeditor!

*does happy dance*

I can't even begin to express how happy this makes me. I was starting to feel like I'd edit book 2 for the rest of my life but the ol' publication treadmill has started up again and we're one step closer to publication in October this year.

I've got about two weeks off (although I'll actually be researching Project B rather than relaxing) and then it's nose to the grindstone - or should that be treadmill - when the copy edits come in and it's my job to fix them.

So there you go - four and a half areas of my life *touch wood* are going well. How out of wack are you? ;)


Debs Carr said...

Great news regarding your edits. I can't wait to read novel 2 in October.

My five points are all pretty good at the moment - finances could be better, but isn't that always the case?

Kate Lord Brown said...

Well done! Another hurdle cleared ... make the most of the two weeks :)

womagwriter said...

Fantastic news, Cally!

Nancy Christie said...

Like you, my work has two subcategories, although both involve writing. There is the writing I do for money (articles and corporate projects), and the writing I do for love (fiction: one novel completed and a second underway). I find that I spend more time in the work area versus the others as much because I love to write as because writing is my income source—which I guess puts it in the finance area as well. It may look unbalanced but it feels balanced.