Whew! Just finished a serious bit of intense rewriting and I'm feeling really good about how this novel is looking. Now it's back in the publisher's hands for the next round. I've also filled out the cover art form, as well as the marketing form. A lot is going on and I feel like sometimes just keeping my head above water is quite a feat. Dealing with lots of issues around aging relatives, at the same time I'm still very much a parent.
How do people who aren't writers cope? What do you do if you can't dive into a novel to get away from it all? I think I would go totally insane. When I tell people everything I'm dealing with, and then tell them that I'm editing a novel and a novella at the same time at night, they look at me as though I'm likely to implode. They don't see that the final straw is actually the life jacket.
I'm looking forward to being able to concentrate on The Dragon and the Palm Tree. It's going to be fun!