I feel rather lost at the moment. I finished the developmental edits on my upcoming novel last night. I’ve been working on them long enough I feel a little lost without them. Like something is missing from my life. I know I still have the second pass developmental edits plus all the line edits to go, but yeah. It seems weird to not be working on that project anymore for the time being. At the same time, it is cool because I get to work on other things that have been on hold for quite a while. Like posts and plans for my blog and some short pieces I need to polish up. Maybe that’s part of it as well. I’m not sure what to work on next. I’ll get it figured out, though, and I hope you’ll come along for the ride!
I don’t know how I did it, but my son is rather odd. He’s six years old and loves cooking shows, the Science Channel, the Smithsonian Channel and the like. Yesterday, we snuggled on the couch for a while watching a show on the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. He’s watched Engineering Catastrophes and How It’s Made marathons on the Science Channel. Tonight, we watched cooking shows on The Cooking Channel and Food Network. The kid actually watches the shows as well. I know this because he comes with stuff out of them sometimes up to days later and asks questions or play acts with it. I’m still not 100% certain how much of it he understands, but I don’t know that it matters. He loves them, so that’s what we tend to watch when the TV is on around my house.
There’s a part of me that is really not looking forward to the next couple days. I’m going to a major work conference. It’s the biggest conference for substance use treatment, recovery, etc. in the state. Not only am I attending some of the workshops for some continuing education, I’m also running our exhibitor booth. That means lots of people, lots of socializing, and lots of public relations stuff. I’m exhausted just thinking about it. To be fair, there is a significant part of me that is looking forward to it as well since this is a great opportunity to get my company out there and build some positive relationships now that I am running the show. I’ve always said I wanted to have a platform to advocate on a larger level for these kids. I know this is one way to get there, but, man, the whole people thing will get tiring fast. I think it’s a good thing I have a few days of vacation scheduled for just after the conference is over.