This is next week on my lovely Anahata calendar. See the green "eek!"? That signifies the day that my editor absolutely must have draft 2 of Silksinger in hand. So: "EEEEEEEEEK!"
I will be a bit busy for the next week, probably. It is sort of ridiculous I am blogging now. But I just finished a big section of the book and my brain needed to breathe a little. So I thought I would list some of the things I'm looking forward to doing after Eek Day is past:
1) Go for some hikes. Places like here and here. Perhaps see a giant salamander. (I'd also like to find a place in Oregon, if such a place there is, where I can see a huge swarm of bats leave a cave or barn at dusk. Anyone know of any?)
2) Go to u-pick blueberries on Sauvie Island. Pick many blueberries And possibly some peaches.
3) Give my writing room porch a makeover. It has the potential for extreme cuteness, but the potential has not yet been met. This will require: some landscaping and planting; painting of patio table and chairs sky blue; some pretty pots with flowers; some cute flourishes, like maybe some sheer, floaty curtains and a hanging fuschia.
4) See movies.
Those are the topmost in my mind, but I am sure there will be more. Soon!