I took a few days 'off' to clear my head and start prioritizing what needs to happen. The days are going to very quickly fly by until launch day and I need to be ready.
I've been testing images for the cover and I think I might go with this one. I used it for the FB event listing for the launch and it's feeling 'right' to me.
This was a photo I did for the colour gamp kits I used to make and it appeals to me as a 'nice' photo for a book cover.
The bibliography is building and I'll start on the index key words soon. My editor will get the next iteration to me, maybe tomorrow. By then I will have had a few days of quiet and time to weave. Always a good thing when I'm spinning my wheels. Sitting at the loom treadling and throwing the shuttle brings me back to balance, my 'centre'. Yesterday I got two more towels done - today I'll weave one more then cut the web off the loom, then tie the warp back on and weave one more. I have appointments/meetings for the rest of the week but this warp should come off the loom by next Monday? And then I will put the next one into the loom and continue with stash reduction.
One of the things I've been ignoring is my ko-fi shop, in part because nothing much has been selling. And most of my brain power has been focused on getting the ms ready to publish.
I also looked at the drafts in my queue and decided I didn't like the last one I did. It's too static, boring. So I will work on another one and see if I can come up with something I like better.
The guild has several sales events this spring and I have inventory there. Hopefully some things will sell. My new iPad cost more than I had planned, but apparently buying the more expensive one means it should last longer. One benefit is that the battery doesn't drain nearly as fast.
As soon as the ms is done I will focus my attention on getting the workshop in the fall ready. Right now I still have all the ms files on my desk as well as the SOS classes. The lace class launches on July 6, I think. So, a busy time coming up, including a trip to Vancouver the end of June. We both have medical appointments and it will be good to have those things dealt with. But that means a week away the end of June, so I really want the ms all ready to go before I leave. Plus I'm getting files from SOS for the lace class to proof.
When I said I was retiring, I didn't say I wouldn't be carrying on, in some fashion. As usual I didn't plan on everything happening at once!
Anyway, I'm mostly thinking about what needs to happen to finish the ms, then getting the files uploaded to blurb, then sharing the launch info.
In the meantime, we march steadily on towards midsummer and the inevitable 'turning' of the earth back towards winter.