My last day at the evil day job was January 11th. Since today is February 11th, I thought I'd sit back and see what I've accomplished in the first month of my second career.
I wrote a completely new erotic romance novella from start to finish and submitted it to my EC editor.
I finished and polished an erotic romance novel and submitted it to my Samhain editor.
I tweaked and polished a contemporary romance novel and submitted it to two new-to-me publishers.
I'm two chapters into the first book of what I hope will be a three book contemporary romance series.
Not too bad for 1 month.
BUT my hands hurt. My forearms hurt. My shoulders hurt.
I've realized I can't stay at the keyboard for hours on end. I need to take more breaks. I've ordered a new desk which will not only give me more space, but will have a large enough keyboard slide that the mouse won't have to be up on the desk top. I realized a big part of the problem is reaching for the mouse. I bought some hand therapy squeeze balls and am doing my stretches.
So I'm learning as I go. I was so afraid I wouldn't get anything accomplished that I overdid a little. I'm still thrilled at all I've gotten done in the past month. I just have to find a balance. I can do that.
And who knows what I'll be able to accomplish in the rest of 2013!
Have a great Monday.
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