The Need to Get Organized

One of the big-ticket items on a to-do list that seems to grow longer every day is the shutting down of Clarkwoods Press. I haven’t sold a book in months, I’m losing money every month keeping my bank account open, and I really don’t want to have to think about all the little things involved in keeping the business open. Technically, I’m not a resident of Massachusetts anymore and that’s where the business is located. I don’t want to even imagine the bullshit involved in opening it New Hampshire, especially since it’s not doing me any good financially or mentally.

It was a great project while it lasted but I have nearly a hundred copies of the damn thing that someone had to lug out of my old apartment and into this new house and I’ve had them for over a year. The project is dead and I need to close that chapter of my life.

I keep forgetting to do the things that need to get done, though. I’ve told Stef that we really need a long to-do list to help us keep organized with this whole moving-in process. We keep forgetting to do the stupidest little things, like returning our keys to the old place and turning off the electricity in the old place. Stupid things. We need to get organized.

So, I do wonder whether anyone thinks that closing up the press is a bad idea. I’ll keep the Clarkwoods site around because that’s where Stef and I get most of our e-mail through, but I’ll probably just focus it on the family tree or something.

That reminds me that I have a package full of that woman’s books who I’d been trying to sell via the site. That needs to get mailed, too. It’s been sitting in Stef’s car for two weeks now. See what I mean?