It was pouring with rain in Edinburgh first thing this morning, but the sun suddenly came out, and it’s chilly and glorious.
At this point the task of de-cluttering seems never-ending, and indeed it probably is, but I hope to bring this instalment of it to a close later today by reaching a point at which we can pause without feeling as if we are surrounded by unfinished projects. (yes, I am thinking of my planned re-decoration of the hall and landing, of which I have so far done part of one wall, leaving a dust-sheet on the floor and golf clubs in the middle of the room)
There’s some obvious progress, and as usual other areas where I meant to do something and was defeated by lack of time or energy, or fear of spiders, or one of various other excuses that I can’t remember at the moment. There’s still one whole day stretching ahead of us, so it won’t be over until it’s over.
On a different front, I haven’t done any more to ‘Crime in the Community’ but will try to go through the remaining post-its later today and resolve any outstanding issues. Then I am not sure what to do with it. There are at least 3 immediate options (leaving out the ‘do nothing’ one, which as usual is rather tempting!). Submit to a publisher or agent right away; put on authonomy to get some feedback; self-publish right away via smashwords.
I have already put off this moment for longer than necessary by spending time setting up Cecilia Peartree’s own blog, now active. I think a fitting conclusion to my holiday week would be to take one of the above actions. But I may need a crystal ball or other game of chance to help me decide which one.