I didn’t get all of my freelance work done before the weekend, so I’m having to work today. It’s mostly my own fault for not managing my time as well as I could have, but then again this was a pretty hectic week that involved more errands and more reasons to leave the house than usual (including a second trip to Bixby to pick up Pete’s meds from the vet because she didn’t have them stocked when we were there on Wednesday. Let me tell you, that is quite a long way to drive for such a simple errand), so I’ll go ahead and cut myself some slack.
The plan is to get this last article written before lunch, then I’ll be free the rest of the weekend. Except I also have a couple of short things I need to write for a Fiverr client by Monday evening. I’m still dithering on whether to buckle down and get those done today so I can take Labor Day off, or just wait and do them Monday so I can enjoy most of my Saturday. Considering that “enjoying” my Saturday involves laundry and vacuuming the house, I’ll probably hold off on the extra work until Monday.
Also on today’s agenda: trimming my unruly hair (still debating whether to give myself straight bangs or keep them longish and side swept, even though I usually regret straight bangs because they never lay down like I want them to, and yet I never seem to learn), fiddling with the outline for the new novel, and pulling my horror short story collection together for beta readers.
And now I’ll leave you with some links that are open in my browser that might be of interest to you:
- Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris address the question of what, exactly, is Steampunk?
- Joanna Penn examines the pros and cons of publishing exclusively on Amazon.
- Sleepy Hollow was easily my favorite new show of last year. Here’s a trailer for the second season, along with a slightly spoilery sneak peek.
- Also, in case you missed it, I posted some author notes on my short story Spooked, along with some live video footage of the titular spook lights, on my Patreon page, which you can read for free.