Back to Editing

Today was the first day of warm sunshine we’ve had all Easter and it was, of course, the day we had to go home. On the bright side, it meant that I got the hour I needed to sweep up leaves and enjoy a little bit of time in the garden. The downside was that when the house was ablaze with sunlight and the garden looked so inviting, none of us wanted to go back to the city.

But we did go back. When we got back, the sun was still shining. That slightly mellow, late afternoon spring sunshine. As I was looking over the harbour, I came to a decision. I have to get back to Chocolates on My Pillow. I put off editing while I was writing my short story, but I have to finish it. I have to get it to my beta readers, I have to somehow find the money for my editor. And I have to have it ready by the end of the year. That’s what overdrafts are for, right?

white shepherd

Maybe it was the sunshine, the sense of the new season in the air, but today I really felt like it was all possible. It got me thinking of everything else I’ve accomplished, so I know I can do it if I can just put my mind to it. There’s change in the air today. Do you know what I mean? Sometimes the wind seems to blow the stale air out of our lives and leave a fresh, scented breeze in its wake. With that fresh breeze comes a whole new world of infinite possibilities, where everything that seemed impossible only the day before now seems perfectly within our reach.

I read once that you have to imagine something before you can manifest it. I think I still have a long wait before I can get a big dog, but I have to start somewhere. The new place my parents’ are looking at does not allow pets, so my desperate hope that they would get a dog are now definitely out the window.

But the first thing I imagine is a lot of copies of Chocolates in the Ocean getting sold this month. I want this to be a record month because I’m donating everything I make this month to the Danish cancer research society. I’ll go into more details about why tomorrow.

Enjoy the last of day of a hopefully wonderful Easter break.



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