We are finally going to have to floors in our house redone. We’re waiting on the estimate, but in the meantime we’re cleaning out and reorganizing all the closets and storage spaces. One of those things was a box of old manuscripts that never published, and I have since deemed unpublishable. After some debating, we shredded and disposed of them. That’s four and a half completed books…now gone forever. I thought it would bother me.
It’s actually a relief. What bothered me was the idea of someone “finding a lost manuscript” and publishing it without my full consent. I had already decided they should not be published so why was I hanging onto them? Getting rid of them in a permanent way was like a weight being lifted from my shoulders. I think there’s a lesson in there about hanging onto our past dreams when we need to be looking forward to, and pursuing, our future dreams, but I’m too tired to articulate it just now
In other news, I’m working on SAVAGED VOWS. I’m finally halfway through and loving it as much as I loved the Plus One Chronicles. But I’m not making any decisions on how I’m going to release this book yet. I’m just writing (and cleaning out closets! And working on some awesome upcoming guests for Business Mondays that I’ll share with you guys are Friday).
Last weekend we were supposed to celebrate BLB’s (youngest son’s) birthday but a planned freeway closure got in the way. So instead, we’re going to take him out tomorrow night to celebrate–that is assuming he can leave work. BLB is a tax accountant, so this is his busy season. Who knew celebrating a birthday would be so hard? But he’s always a good sport about this stuff.
And finally, it’s time to get to our Wednesday Worthy candidate. Without further ado, here he is:
So what do you think? Is he worthy?
February 24th, 2016 at 11:10 am · Link
OMG, I don’t think I could ever totally eradicate an old manuscript. I still have the one romance I started back in 1996 that I can no longer open because it’s in a program I don’t have and can’t convert from. I still have the unfinished manuscript I was co-writing with a friend back in 1984 – typed and in its original powder blue folder. But then again, I’m a packrat. If someone wants to try to publish the old hack stuff after I’m dead, more power to them. I won’t be around to care.
Yay for Savage Vows! Boo for missing BLB’s birthday thing, but at least you’ll get together eventually.
Yeah, he’s worthy. =o)
February 24th, 2016 at 11:39 am · Link
Yes to the Calvin Kleins. And YES *fist pump* to SAVAGED VOWS progress!
Boo to no birthday and taxes but yay to possible extended celebrations. LOL
How can it be Wednesday. And dang. I have a guest blog to write. I need to get on that.
Reading MOONSTRUCK: LIES out loud. Takes forever but I like the oopsies I’m catching.
Wait?!?! WEDNESDAY?!?!?! *flail*
February 24th, 2016 at 12:10 pm · Link
B.E., I kept those manuscripts for years and years, but I really get that it freaks you out :-). I’m not a packrat, I’m just lazy sometimes.
We’ll get together for BLB’s birthday eventually.
Glad you like the candidate!
February 24th, 2016 at 12:14 pm · Link
Silver, that’s right, you do have a guest blog to write
I need to learn the patience to read my books out loud–it’s a great tool.
I noticed the Calvin Kliens too
I’m flailing with you on Wednesday. The days are zooming by!
February 24th, 2016 at 4:11 pm · Link
Okay Jenn – You got me really good with this guy this morning. He is totally worthy. But Silver, I was confused about the Calvin’s. Had to go back and make sure my eyes left his abs to see the rest of the photo ;).
Congratulations on the floors. Cleaning and re-organizing everything is SO much work. It seems like you’ve gone right into it though without much problem. What a big step to take with the manuscripts too. Good for you! I’ve just started letting go of “items” I’ve held on to for way too long. It certainly is a freeing feeling once you remove them.
Poor BLB. Whenever you celebrate his birthday I’m sure you’ll all have a great time.
I won’t be on line until Monday. Off to AZ for the wedding.
Have a great rest of the week and a wonderful weekend :)!
February 24th, 2016 at 5:07 pm · Link
Viki, I’m glad to you have made your morning at 3am with this guy
We’ve done a lot of cleaning out of closets and stuff over the year, so that helped. But it’s nice to have things pared down. My office is going to be a huge chore.
Hope you have a great trip to Arizona and the wedding is fabulous!