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Synchronicity

Things have been coming together in my life recently. I’ve been thinking about people and they’ve called or emailed me out of the blue. Opportunities I’ve wanted and needed have come knocking at my door. I’ve been focusing massive amounts of energy on both my writing and selling the horses. For months and months I’ve felt like I was pushing the river. But recently things have shifted and the river seems to be flowing into the channel I’ve been digging. Not in huge ways, just a trickle here and there, but at least there’s movement.

Some folks actually came out to see the horses. All the previous inquiries have been from out of state and gradually fizzled for various reasons – change in circumstances, money, etc. Few people have been selling horses in this economy. The family who came last weekend decided to buy Henry and Rex, although the bulk of their money won’t arrive until November. I’m feeling really relieved. I’ll still have three months to spend with the boys and I think their transition to the new home will be really smooth. Plus they’ll be getting pasture, a new girlfriend and lots of training and exercise. I’ll really miss them, however my life feels a little lighter already.

On the writing front, stories are flowing from my brain to my fingertips. I hadn’t realized how much I’d been hampered by thinking ‘I can’t write that, there’s no market for it’. Indie publishing shifted that somehow. Now I’m just writing what I want at the moment which has been enormously liberating. I’ve got a huge backlog of ideas that have been wanting to be written apparently, because they’re all pushing and shoving to the forefront, jockeying for the next slot. Stories are going up at Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and all the various places, under the name Linda Jordan. Next will come a couple of collections and hopefully next month, I’ll start uploading the novels.

My daughter’s been very helpful in all this, keeping herself entertained and choosing to go play at the Boys and Girls Club for long stretches of time. She’s getting all her social time in even though she misses her regular school friends. School starts sometime in September, no start date published yet, and then everything will shift again.

But for now, I’m just enjoying the ride. Wheeeee!

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I don’t get out much

Leaving this morning for a workshop in Lincoln City, Oregon! It’s about how to be a publisher, mainly e-publishing and print on demand and much, much more, I’m sure.

Those of you who know me realize that I haven’t gone anywhere for two years. A side effect of having horses to feed twice a day.┬áSo kudos to Michael and Zoe for holding down the fort. And those of you who know Zoe, will realize who’s going to be doing all the work!

 

 

 

 

 

At this point in time I’m not sure if I’m more excited about the workshop or simply getting out of town and hanging out with other writers! Oh and maybe waving hello to the ocean as we drive by. I’m not sure I’ll actually get out into the water to even get my toes wet–I’m sure the workshop will be jam packed. And the weather will be pretty much like here, drizzly, at least for the first couple of days.

So, off I go. I’ll leave you with a couple of photos of the hairy guys!

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Ticking things off my to do list

Today’s a housekeeping day around here. Not in the sense that I’m actually going to clean the house. HA! Fat chance of that happening. Zoe’s been around every day since Friday and since she’s had a nasty cold, she’s been clingy and whiny. But my childcare is back today. Yeah!

So, it’s time to take a look at what happens when I can’t get stuff done for six days. Since Friday nothing has gotten finished. Nothing. I’ve got a dozen unfinished projects lying around.

When things pile up like that my energy gets scattered, my focus divided and I don’t really make progress on any one thing. I just feel overwhelmed with all the nebulous stuff which needs to happen. So by finishing up projects my brain gets cleaned up too. My energy can return and things move forward again.

Okay I might do a little light house cleaning. Like the flat surfaces of my desk, which are filled with piles that cascade out every time I open it up. Another result of so many unfinished projects.

But I’m not doing dishes (no way) or vacuuming (the horror) or even thinking about working in the garden (appalling thought). No horses will be bathed today, no matter how much they need it (absolutely not). And if I can avoid it, no meals will be cooked.

So, on to breakfast and finishing stuff up!

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