The day job also picked up over the last few months, which is great because I love that, too. It's meant an adjustment in my schedule, and with the interruption of WisCon and the summer job, I lost all momentum on Swan Book 2.0. But I've been doodling with a short story lately (it wants to be a novella. I may let it) and have written a few fics for the new Ghostbusters movie, which--OMG. Best thing since--jeez, I don't even know. The Mummy? Practical Magic? Actually, it's like they took the girl-centric Practical Magic storyline, added in the adventure and snappy dialogue from The Mummy, and tossed it into a blender with the original Ghostbusters, added more science and tech, and a completely kickass final fight scene just for fun. I loved it A LOT.
With an interstate move lurking just over the horizon, I've also been trying to get going on moving prep. For me, Stage One absolutely has to be Cleaning and Culling. I am not a naturally tidy person, but I can't pack without space, and I refuse to bring anything extraneous, so doing both at once seems like a 2-birds, 1-stone situation.
That doesn't mean it's fun. My floor is clean and vacuumed, the 'miscellaneous stuff' corner cleared out, my bookshelves have been culled and reorganized (1.5 medium-sized boxes of books to be donated), and my three shelves of work materials likewise. Which is, to put it bluntly, the easy stuff.
Coming up are my closets, underneath the bed, and my crafting/electronics/jewelry/holiday decor/important papers shelves. (It's a big set of shelves.) Once that's done, I have my car, and then considering how long this is likely to take, doing all the basics over again.
Wish me luck! Fingers crossed nothing unexpected falls from a high shelf.