Today the Goodreads giveaway for a free copy of The Eyes of the Setting Sun- has ended, and 10 lucky winners have been selected. I just opened up my account to see where the books are going: Louisiana, New Jersey, and some select other nifty places. I already have an order for their copies in place, so once those arrive I’ll put them right back in the mail to go to their intended new owners.
This also means the preorder sale is over, as the book was officially released on the 4th. But good times! Here’s hoping our author sees great success, because that would make me very happy. But you know I’ve always tended to put my clients and authors first. Something about good business and other such matters.
I’ve been working on a new animation – for the Mohegan language project. If you didn’t know, I’ve been working (slowly) on creating material to bring one of our chief native languages back to my people. This is one reason why I’ve been driven to quit my business so hard, so I could have the time. (The webcomics of course were a bigger drive.) I’m at a point where I’m getting emails from clients asking me to work and I’m turning them down, even though sometimes I look at our bank account and wonder if I’m doing the right thing. The webcomics bring little to no money, and this language project is actually starting to get expensive. But it’s also worth it.
Someone recently told me that they were envious on how I get something done on various projects in one day. Meanwhile I’m jealous of them and how they have their activities down to only two things or so. The grass is always greener! I can’t help wanting to do a billion projects: so many ideas, so little time… this is why I pace myself the way I do. So this morning I have worked on the Mohegan project. I’ll take a few minutes, review some of my lessons, and then I’ll probably dig up the live action video material and spend an hour on it. Then I’ll turn to The Heavenly Bride… while also going through my email in spots to handle a commission and the accounting… and then before bed I’ll take an hour to work on Demonkeeper’s Daughter, which I hope you guys will enjoy when I am done.
And yet, probably because of how I pace myself, I still find time to play Super Mario Kart, exercise, watch TV and even read. It sounds like it’s a lot of work. It’s not. Also, because I love what I do, it tends to turn into a lot of fun so that at times I’ll choose one activity over another simply because I’m absorbed.
Hrm. It looks like I need to find some time for lunch. Maybe a salad. Hrm.