Had a lot of fun in Orlando, but also felt like I suffered massive setbacks in terms of my personal routines for writing, blogging, dieting, exercise, reading, etc. Perhaps to be expected, after having a phenomenally productive January. However, given that I already have one more trip coming up in February (to the Association of Writing Programs Conference at the end of the month), I wish that I had some better systems in place for maintaining productivity while being on the go. In this case, though, I knew that everything would be shot to hell by the trip, so I was careful to travel in a sane (i.e. not sleep-destroying) manner and to be extra-productive at the beginning of last weeks. Perhaps the real ticket is to just have reasonable expectations.
Anyway, right now I really do not feel like writing anything new, so, since I have already written my first workshop story for this semester, I am taking a little detour into revisions on my popstar novel (which I have tentatively entitled The Comeback). It’s a sweet and very well-structured novel. I like it alot, even as I wonder where it actually came from. The novel feels so remote from everything that I care about. Nonetheless, I think it came out pretty well. My plan is to polish up this draft and ship it off to my agent by sometime in mid-March? Then do further revisions on it this summer. We’ll see.