I’m Beat

Despite everything that’s been going on I’ve still been getting up at 4:30 most mornings with the exception of the weekend and it’s really hitting me. I’m tired.

The service was just how he would’ve liked it, small, intimate and with a sad smile here and there. Most of his friends are scattered around the country and the world so mostly it was family and some of my mom’s friends. Afterwards we went back to my mom’s and had a typical family summer family gathering. Again, something he would’ve liked. We oohed and aahed over the new baby in the family, Justin played ball with his uncles, I caught up with a cousin who I haven’t seen in about 8 years. It was very bittersweet. And now the “new normal” begins.

In other news, since starting to edit Dreamers’ Sea I’ve added nearly 4000 new words. I still need to add a lot more to make this marketable to a print publisher so if I haven’t found a way to add them by the time I finish I’m going to really have to sit down and think where I can add more scenes. The ending will be extended by quite a bit. I think that’ll be where I get a bunch more words.

How do people feel about epilogues? I’m thinking that DS could have an epilogue. I think they’re more acceptable than prologues, but I could be wrong.

Anyhue, it’s time to go do dishes and make breakfast. I’m bleary eyed and don’t know how I’m going to make it through the day. Ugh.

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2 thoughts on “I’m Beat

  1. Hang in there… sending you cyber-hugs and wish I could encourage you more. I remember that I cried for the first time at my dad’s memorial — not when I found out he’d died — because I kept expecting to turn around and see him somewhere. And it occured to me then, that I never would again. It’s been sixteen years and I still miss him. Re: Epilogues… TONS of books have them. I suppose it would be up to the publisher ultimately, but yeah, I think they’re more acceptable than a prologue.

  2. (((Ceri))) I’m glad that your Dad’s funeral went well, and you’re right — there does become a “new normal”. It doesn’t happen overnight, but it’ll come eventually when life settles into a new rhythm.I don’t mind epilogues in a book as long as they’re not used as a “cheap” way to tie up loose ends. I know you know what I mean by that. As for prologues, contrary to what an editor might accept, I like them a lot.Good luck with Dreamer’s Sea!

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