But it's Monday, and I'm already tired.
Oh, and I have to move the first week in January, which is starting to stress me out. Lots of stuff still need to be packed and all kinds of little things are bothering me. In my kitchen is a big refrigerator that no longer works. The ice maker literally caught fire and melted everything inside. Need to get that hauled away. Stuff I want to get rid of and sell....staring at me.
Looking at the calendar, I've also come to the realization I will turn 40 in sixteen days. It shouldn't bother me, but it kinda does. On one hand, I'm glad to be alive and I'm sure 40 will be good, but there's still a part of me that is full of anxiety. I mean, where the hell did the time go?
Okay, I need to pull myself out of this little funk by focusing on the positives. NaNo was good to me - and I got to meet some great writers. I'm going to purchase Scrivener and continue to network with others. I hope to just keep getting better. I framed my WINNER certificate. Yes, I'm such a geek. But hey, I'm proud!
I did a photo shoot yesterday with an amazing photographer. We shot at a very industrial-kinda place, so my photos will have a little steampunk feel to it, and I can't wait to see the final "products." Photoshop can make me look good, right?
Finally, here's my most recent version of my blurb. Thanks so much to everyone for their advice. I took everything everyone told me, and here's what I got so far:
Prince Kanze Zenjiro has enjoyed success and glory on the battlefield. The young warrior must now face the most dangerous challenge of his life. His homeland of Nihon is threatened by a foreign dominion. Zen must find a way to save his people and his kingdom.
The Iberian Empire has cast its tyranny over much of the world. Their steam powered giants and iron spiders saturate the battlefield with the blood of all who oppose their might. Now Iberia's greedy gaze turns towards the exotic lands of the Orient.
Armed only with his sword and a pair of six-guns, Zen is sent on a desperate quest. He finds himself on foreign soil, surrounded by dangers he never had imagined. Can he survive a cruel and merciless world ruled by machines and pirates? Will his faith and loyalty endure the ultimate betrayal?
What do you think? I think it's getting there. Any other words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated.