Hi all! This week finds me mostly healed and able to type with two hands. That is a vast improvement over last week. My arm is a little sore yet, but it doesn’t prohibit me from doing anything. I didn’t bowl this week as a precaution. J
This week has been an interesting one in the Twin Cities, and by interesting, I mean snow. We have gotten that annoying snow – the snow that comes overnight and early morning so that the morning commute is completely messed up. My winter driving plan is this – if I get to the halfway point of driving to work and have passed more than three cars in the ditch, I turn around and go home. Sometimes though, I give up before then, like this morning when I almost slid into an intersection. After my fall last week, I guess my winter toughness has been broken, lol. Ah well, you know what two days of working from home gave me? 16 hours of being able to read manuscripts without interruption. Ok, I was checking my email, so it was slightly interrupted, but not anything like when I am sitting at my desk. It was heavenly. I would like more time at home. Not only am I able to read more, but it’s easier to retain the information when I can read without interruptions. There has been talk lately of allowing us to work from home more often, perhaps even on a regular basis. I have my fingers crossed. That is a change I can really get behind! (Speaking of behind, I am always behind. Maybe with the new changes at work, I can suggest hiring me an assistant. Oh man, I was laughing so hard I may have fallen off my chair and injured my left arm!!)
Right now in my world, I am launching Winter 2018 books (title and cover meetings) and acquiring for Winter 2018. I am always approving covers, copy, and answering random questions from other departments. I would be curious to see how other publishers function and if other editors are as overworked as I am. With that, I am posting this blog and heading off to bed so that I am bright eyed and bushy tailed in the morning. My to-do list has tripled over the last two days.