I’m on vacation, so naturally, I am working on my book(s).
My wife chides me. Work has been in a furor for over a month and I haven’t had a day off in three solid weeks, so what do I do on my first day off? I finish the edit on FC:III and start the copy-edit/formatting process. This is fun? This is gearing down? This is taking time off from work to…work?
Actually, yes, it is.
Yes, I spent several hours yesterday fussing with italics and margins and graphic inserts, and yes, I ended the day yesterday flustered and flummoxed over why the transition to PDF was putting extra blank pages in where none were indicated (still no solution, there), but I also:
- Cooked a sage-crusted standing rib roast, with roasted Brussels sprouts and carrots
- Went outside and stood in the rain (first rain of the season! Yay!)
- Had some “us” time with the cat (clipping her nails…she doesn’t mind…much)
- Played “Borderlands 2” online for hours with the guys (not long enough, by their reckoning)
- Read four chapters in a book written by someone else (gasp!)
- Slept until 11 on Saturday morning
This, to me, is gearing down. This is fun. This is taking time off from work I don’t want to do, in order to do work I do want to do.
And it’s only Day Three of the vacation.