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So my weekend consisted of:
-Finally vacuuming out my closet and looking at all the shoes I can’t wear but wish I could. This week my doctor proclaimed my bad ankle “warm and boggy.” Ugh. If you need that translated, it means a little swollen and ugly. Yay me. Which is why I’m stuck in boring shoes for now. Part of this may be from hurting it a few weeks ago. Time will tell.
-Trying a new place for breakfast Sunday morning. It was great, although Wizard picked a better breakfast than I did. So next time I’m ordering that!
-Me bugging Wizard for a dog.
-Wizard bugging me for a Mustang (the car, not the horse–I’d totally say yes to the horse!).
-And…I finished the draft for CAGED MAGIC! A little over 100,000
pages words at this point. (Edited to correct typo: I meant words but typed pages. Thanks Viki and B.E. for catching that.)
I danced and drank wine late Saturday when I finished that! I have a lot of clean up work to do before I send to it the editor, hopefully this week, but I actually completed the book! It seems like it took forever, but the way this REALLY worked was that for two years, every time I tried to work on it, something came up and forced me to set the book aside. I probably wrote 300 pages of the book in the last two months and that’s pretty good for me
Now whether its any good or not, I don’t know. We’ll see what the editor says once she gets it. I can’t think about that yet, I just want to fix a couple things and get it as clean as I can very quickly and send it off. Then I need to switch to line edits on EXPOSING THE HEIRESS (working title that will change) the next Once A Marine book.
Plus I have other stuff going on, but nothing fun to talk about yet.
So that was my weekend, how was yours?
I’m working, closing in on the end of CAGED MAGIC! Then I have to get it in shape to send to the editor next week. But I wanted to stop in here and wish you all a Happy Friday! Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Hey guys, I ended up spending time at the dentist learning that my baby tooth no longer is happy with me Long story short–I have a consolidation with an oral surgeon in a week or two. But I’m not thinking about that (except when it wakes me up at 2:30 am every freaking night, LOL). Instead I’m thinking about this book, CAGED MAGIC, and these final scenes. Plus today I have to see my regular RA doc and discuss the tooth issues with him. But I just want to get this book DONE.
Okay the whiny portion of this blog is over! Let’s move onto Wednesday Worthy:
Okay sure, he does seem to get tangled up in his shirt, but other than that, is he worthy?
I’m alive! But still in my writing cave. Not talking about the book right now, just writing, hoping and praying. But yesterday, I got out for a while to hang out with author-friend Karin Tabke. I met her years ago through the Murder She Writes blog and it was so freaking awesome to see her again. We spent three hours just talking and I could have gone on forever. I hope we can get together again soon.
So otherwise, I’m mostly working, but at night when I stop, my eyes have been tired so I don’t read. Instead, I’ve been watching tons of episodes of Dog Whisper with Caesar Milan. I’m pretty much overdosing on this because A) I love dogs, and B) It’s easy watching on my Kindle Fire and I can wind down. I don’t really have to think.
So…yesterday morning Wizard and I were talking about going to see his brother up north this year, and I said, “I heard you tell your brother on teh phone yesterday, ‘Yeah Jen works a lot but she enjoys it.'”
He gave me a confused look. “And the problem? You do enjoy it.”
“Not always, I can’t wait to be done. In fact, I’m going to quit.” I warmed up the idea so I could quit worrying about how I’m going to end this book, get it edited and to the editor in just a few days. Plus I have my next Once A Marine book to do line edits on one second after I send in CAGED MAGIC. Projects are stacking up and I’m feeling the pressure.
“Quit and do what?” Wizard asked. “Let’s face it, you don’t sit around and do nothing very well.”
That’s not true. I am fantastic at being lazy and unproductive. However I had a backup plan. “I’m going to quit and start a new career training dogs.” For which I am completely unqualified but I hate letting details ruin my fantasy.
Without missing a beat, Wizard said, “Go right ahead. Set up your business online.”
“How am I going to train dogs online?” That’s just stupid. And I know he’s just humoring me so I started up the stairs to do something or other, done with the conversation.
Wizard used his oh-so-patient voice.”You set up your business online to get clients.”
I stopped at the top of the stairs and stared down at him. “Oh, that makes more sense.” It’s almost like he’s taking me seriously.
“You can call it Cleopatra.”
“What?” I mean has he been thinking about this? I was kidding about training dogs, I don’t even have a dog. But I was curious. “Why would I call it Cleopatra?”
“Because the name Caesar is taken.” (Caesar Milan from Dog Whisperer)
I walked right into that one. Sigh.
So how was your weekend?
So…Wizard and I saw Fifty Shade of Grey. I’m not going to give my opinion again because I’ve said it in a few places, and who really cares what I think? I just support writers hitting mega success. But I know you all care what Wizard thinks, right? No worries I asked him for you!
We’ll just skip over his opinion of Dakota Johnson because I think you all can guess that I mean come on, hot, cute naked girl? Last time I checked, Wizard had red blood laced with testosterone running in his veins.
So I asked Wizard, “What did you think of Christian Grey in the movie?” I SWEAR I’M NOT MAKING THIS UP.
He looked at me and said, “I’m Batman.”
Only he said it like this audio clip:
Okay, now I’ve heard a ton of commentary abut Fifty Shades but this is new. Confused, I’m asked the obvious, “WHAT????”
Wizard explained, “That Christian guy just kept showing up out of nowhere rescuing Ana. Every time I was waiting for him to say, “I’m Batman.”
I laughed so hard. Where the heck does he come up with this stuff? BATMAN??? Now all I can hear is “I’m Batman” over and over and I laughed the rest of the day. Every time Wizard walked by me, I was like, “Say it again!”
So that is Wizard’s rather unique commentary on Fifty Shades of Grey.
And now, of course, Batman is on my mind, which naturally makes me think of Christian Bale. So guess who is our hunk candidate today?
Busy weekend! Valentine’s Day was okay, we went to breakfast and then made a lobster dinner together, but Wizard had a cold and I hate it when he doesn’t feel great. I sent him to bed early. I also released the cover for CAGED MAGIC on FB. I f you haven’t seen it, here it is:
Sunday we celebrated BLB’s (youngest son) birthday, although his actual birthday is today. Here’s his traditional candy cake:
This year, I kept it simple since I’m a fiend working on CAGED MAGIC. Plus juggling a gazillion things including uploading the new covers and files for Plus One Chronicles which took hours.
But you know what I did for myself this weekend? No it wasn’t see FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, darn it! Although I want to see it and we’ll probably go today. Speaking of Fifty Shades of Grey movie (yes I’m digressing because my brain is fried and stewing panic juice), I asked BLB’s girl friend if she’d seen the movie?
Girlfriend said, “No. But I want too.”
I’m like, “Wizard and I are probably going Monday.” Then I studied her for a second (and dang, she’s so cute! Seriously adorable, but I love her anyway) and then grinned. “So how weird would it be for you to go with your boyfriend’s parents?”
We all laughed hysterically. She said she’d only go with us if Wizard and I sat in the front and she sat waayyyy in the back by an exit. So…probably not (And no, none of us are particularly skittish, it’s just crossing that weird line of OMG my boyfriend’s parents!)
So what did I do for myself? I bought this book!
DYING EMBERS by our very own B. E. Sanderson! I’m excited to read this as soon as I turn in the book I’m writing to my editor! I’m thrilled and please that after a a lot of hard work and worry, B.E. has published her first book! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS B.E.! I always knew this day would come for you and I’m proud of you!
So that was my weekend, how was yours?