It does. I've been working at my summer job for roughly three and a half weeks now and I'm tired. Start-up work is always the hardest part. Cabin walls get washed, all the beds get made up. And then there's lots of other things around the yard to clean up, and flats of flowers and herbs to plant. That's not so bad really. I had plenty of time. All I needed to do is tick off the chores, one cabin at a time and keep the flowers watered. But what made it so tiring is the fact that I get up at four in the morning to check emails and do my advertising.
Last year I got up at five to do all that. What's changed? I get more emails every day. I subscribe to more blogs. My list of things I post has probably doubled. In an effort to compensate I've merely saved most of the emails to read later, and my blog novel is finished now. I've even downgraded how many games I'm actively playing :-( Ah well, summer is short. Sorry I haven't been around much but I'm never very far.
Now at work, all the start-up chores are finally caught up. Tomorrow marks the first full 'normal' day and Sunday will be my second day off; I'm so ready for it.
On my list of things to do this summer (other than work) is to get a cover for my blog novel, meaning I need to send the guy a check since I still don't have any money in my PayPal account. Or maybe I'll put some in there myself; I haven't decided yet.
I also have plans to have The Trials of the Youngest Princess published, but the editor/publisher is currently busy getting her mother moved so that won't start until a little later. That's also another reason to get money in my PayPal account since that's the only way she will take payment.
I got an awesome idea for the cover for book 3 of my Making of a Mage-King series, so I need to see what I can do. I loaded Paint for Mac a couple weeks ago; we'll see. I drew what might be used for the cover for book 2 on Paint.
Starting a little later this summer is, I'll be sending book 2 of my Making of a Mage-King series off to the editor. Crystal was so excited to be doing book 2; she really liked book 1.
And always on my mind, The Speed of Dreams will come back after a visit to the editor and I'll need to work on that. That book isn't due for release until February, and I hear they like to make things happen kinda all at once so I might not get that until sometime this winter.
I'm sure I managed to forget to mention something, but that's the bulk of it. It's still daylight out but it's 9:30 at night. Good night, folks. Bear with me; I will be reading all your blogs eventually. Help me think of things to write each week; come Friday nights I'm usually rather brain-dead. haha