Actually, it is. I just looked at my clock and it’s officially 1:30am here. Why am I still up? Why am I ever . . . just because I don’t blog about insomnia, doesn’t mean its still not kicking my ass six ways ’till Sunday. I’ve pretty much resigned myself with the understanding that I shall sleep when I am dead. Really, why fight it anymore – it’s exhausting….and yet, not exhausting ENOUGH! Heh. It does leave me wondering what life would be like if I had a normal sleep pattern. Would it be different? Would I see the world differently? Relate to people differently?
So, my weeks have been filled with writing. I think I’m getting the hang of it — good thing, too, hey? As of 3/1 the book is officially 50% completed! Of course, I’ve left the hardest 50% for last – so I’m sure the next 6 weeks will kick my butt some. It’s fun, though – it’s not all brain drain and work. I’ve met some really super people through the process of writing this book. Last week, I was on the phone more often than not, conducting some interviews with some WordPress-sy type people. I called Joelle to do a quick interview with her on some work she’s done — and it turned out to be a 3 hour phone call! Neither one of us could afford the time, really – but she’s great fun to chat with – since we haven’t really spoken much since last March – we had TONS to catch up on. Despite a three hour chat and a few other interviews – I ended up totally rocking my deadline on 3/1 – so it’s going pretty good. 4/19 is my final deadline and Wiley is looking to publish in July ’07 – I’m pretty excited!
I’m also tickled pink and happy to announce the hiring of the newest addition to E.Webscapes. Lindsey Hardegree has been a long time client and friend of mine for the past 2 years, and when I posted about hiring an assistant – she emailed and let me know she was interested. I’m happy to report that Lindsey and I sealed the deal this week and she’s already gotten her feet wet! I’m really looking foward to working with her – she has an enviable amount of energy, she’s organized and has a keen sense of all things internet related.
Backing up a bit, I need to explain for anyone who happens to be following along.. About a month ago, I hired a good friend of mine to fill the Asst. Project Manager position and we were both excited to start things rolling. Very unfortunately, and unexpectedly, she recieved some upsetting news about the health of her youngest son and I did not blink an eye when she told me that she just had to focus her priorities on her family now. We both mutually agreed that this just wasn’t the right time. If you have a moment drop by Chelle’s blog and keep her in your thoughts.
During the course of writing, I keep music or the TV going in the background just for noise (I can’t stand the quiet, you know)….and I just have to ask – – is Anna Nicole Smith really THAT newsworthy? Really, I must have missed the memo. My take? She profited, or attempted to profit, off the death of an old billionaire. Now people are attempting to profit off her death. What goes around, comes all the way back around, as they say. Actually, as my great grandma used to say ..”Those types….they’ll get their come uppins”. But really – constant coverage on the news? I wasn’t sure if I was watching FoxNews or E! Between Anna Nicole and Britney’s bald head — I had to wonder if it was just a REALLY slow news week….or if its just a testement of where our heads are at, as a society.
Turning off the TV – I pretty much stayed with Norah Jones and her new CD, Corrine Bailey Rae and Christina Aguilera – preparing myself for her concert we’re going to in April, and all! I’m pretty excited about it.. we have AMAZING seats! With that – I leave you with a little Christina:
Christina Aguilera – Candyman