I really shouldn’t congratulate myself whenever I think that things are finally falling into place for me. I thought that I was going to settle back down into a lovely rhythm last week, but apparently not. All those plans I had for writing, cycling, and puttering around the house to catch up on long-delayed chores got derailed again, and after biting the bullet and surrendering my time to someone else for yet another week, the headlock has eased up, and I can breathe again.
And as you can see, I kind of celebrated by messing with my blog design to mimic the theme that I really like but couldn’t use because of coding issues involving embedded videos. :)
Incidentally, the blog entry I posted a few days ago regarding my future publishing plans has been foremost in my mind the past week. In fact, I’ve just had a nice exchange with my publisher, who’s open to publishing non-LGBT fiction, and I decided to go with them instead of self-publishing my stories. Again, it’s a matter of having the editorial guidance I need as well as the marketing opportunities they have that I don’t. So I’ll be publishing my non-LGBT stuff with them as well, and I’ve told them about my grand scheme regarding novelettes and novellas as far as release schedules go. I won’t get into that here as it’s kind of complicated, but suffice it to say, JMS Books / Queerteen Press are aware of my plans and are willing to work with me.
I also went over an issue that I’ve been grappling with – more like coming to terms with – for the past several weeks now. It’s an issue that, frankly, is a bigger factor behind my future publishing schemes than I wanted to admit, but I’m reaching that point where I think I can let go of old biases / beliefs in favor of change. Because, well, change needs to happen, it looks like, as I’m not getting any younger in this racket.
As I’m still in the process of grappling with this shift in focus, I’m not too keen on discussing it here – at least for the time being. Once I reach that crucial point of acceptance and feel more confident about the future, I’ll be more comfortable talking about it in detail. So for the time being, I’ll enjoy being the mistress of my time again.