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Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
Yesterday I was grocery shopping when I remembered that Bailey Dog is supposed to be coming over this weekend. So I ended up on the pet food aisle where I chose two kinds of treats for Bailey. I tossed them in my basket and resumed shopping when it dawned on me: I’d bought treats for Bailey but not Wizard.
So I doubled back and bought Wizard some ice cream and some cheesecake treats. (Neither of which I care for, but he loves.)
At dinner that night, I described my decision making process to Wizard.
He stared at me. “Let me see if I understand this correctly, you were compelled to buy me the same amount of treats that you bought a dog?”
Wizard nodded. “Man I love that dog! I get Neapolitan ice cream and strawberry cheesecake dessert cups! Bailey rules.”
See? I’m NOT the only crazy one in this house.
Here’s our candidate for today:
What do you think, is he worthy?
Monday, March 3rd, 2014
I’m juggling too many things and dropped getting the blog posted, sorry! My weekend was good, although my lunch with my friend was cancelled. Hopefully we’ll get another chance to do lunch.
After some technical glitches, the first tracks of the audio book for THE PROPOSITION are done! I’m listening for tweaks or corrections and once we do that, it should be ready to go. I think it takes a couple of weeks to go live. I’ve listened to 10 out of 13 chapters, and WOW I’m impressed!
And I broke through on EXPOSING THE HEIRESS. After all this time, I’ve found Alyssa and Hunt’s story. I just need to write a gazillion words in a month, easy LOLOLOL!!!
Now I’m off to the gym, then work. How was your weekend?
OH!! And Middle Son called and asked if we can babysit Bailey Dog next weekend. Any guesses what my answer was?
Friday, February 28th, 2014
We’ve finally had a little rain here, and we’re expecting a big storm this weekend. That’s great news since California is suffering the worst drought in recent memory. However, the rains can bring deadly mudslides, so fingers crossed.
Middle Son began a new job this week, and I’m thrilled for him! He mostly put himself through college while working full-time at a high pressure job in retail. Now he has his degree and is taking a huge step up the level of success and I’m insanely proud of him. He stuck it out and kept going even when he wanted to give up.
Oh and today, my daughter-in-law (Special K) came to my rescue when I had a computer issue. I emailed her with the problem, she asked me to send her a screen shot, then gave me the solution. She also has a very high pressure job in the tech industry, but she took the time to help me. Special K rocks!
This weekend I desperately have to work, but I’m taking a break Sunday to go to lunch with a friend. I can’t wait!
What are your weekend plans?
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
I love writing. I love it so much, I’ve gone back to Page-Freaking-One to play Can We Save This Book.
But then I thought, is that really enough of a challenge? Let’s make this even MORE interesting and put a time limit on it. Say one month until my deadline.
Easy…Bwhahahaha!! Okay, here’s the deal, I sent the first few chapters to my friend, Marianne. she read then, thought about them, then I got this text. “Do you have time to talk about your book.”
FYI–that’s never good. Marianne *might* call, but she usually works directly in the manuscript showing me where I can strengthen etc. That text confirmed what I knew–the book set up wasn’t working. Interestingly, it was a relief to hear it. We can’t really fix the problem until we acknowledge it (my powers of denial are awesome). So after a marathon plotting session on the phone with Marianne, I’m working frantically, trying to redo those pages, and then the story should work and I can write the rest. The night sweats and burning stomach waking me up through out the night are just added motivation But that’s fine, as long as I get this book closer to something I love, I’ll live with the stress!
Marianne has saved my butt, and helped me save my books, too many times for me to count. Friends like that are priceless.
Today, I’ve promised myself I’ll hit the gym first thing (stress management tip #1) and then work straight through the day until Wizard walks in the door and lures me away from the computer with a glass of wine (stress management tip #2).
Now onto Wednesday Worthy. Here you go:
What do you think, is he worthy?
Monday, February 24th, 2014
It was quieter this weekend than last, which is a good thing. I’ve been a bit quiet online party due to my work load and partly because a member of Wizard’s family had a serious health issue this week and was in the hospital but he came home on Saturday and things are getting better.
Do you ever read books that give you mixed feelings? I just finished a book that I wanted to love because the author took risks. I respect that and rooted for her because of it. But in the end, for me, the risks failed and the book fell flat. That just killed me. I loved it when authors take risks! But the nature of risk is the greater the risk, the greater the chance for success or failure. Having said all that, I’m glad I read the book. Am I the only one who gets those conflicted feelings?
This week, assuming everyone remains healthy, I’m going to keep plugging away on EXPOSING THE HEIRESS. This book could really use some risk-taking
How was your weekend?
Friday, February 21st, 2014
How can it be Friday again? It’s crazy how fast time is going.
I sent in the revisions on THE COWBOY MARINE, and once I hit send, I thought of a few more things I should have done in the manuscript. But I’ll get another crack at changes during line edits so I’m not too worried yet.
After that, I spent the morning listening to the first 7 chapters on audio for THE PROPOSITION. I love this narrator, Ryan Hudson! He’s doing an amazing job. It’s so surreal hearing the characters this way. But I could really get hooked on audio books
In the afternoon, I tried to get caught up on some cleaning and man, I felt like this afterward:
It’s getting harder and harder for me to keep up–and I still have more to do just to get the house to my acceptable level. Time is a premium these days, so I may have to get some help with the house (I say that but I never do it), but more importantly, I miss Bailey! I can always make time for Bailey!
No big plans for me this weekend, what about you all?
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Working, working, working! I just need to do a final edit on THE COWBOY MARINE!
So the other day I had allergies which isn’t a big deal. But Wizard happened to walk by just as I did the whole eye-watering, sniffling thing. He stopped and frowned at me. “Stop your crying and get back to work! And don’t stop until there’s a new Mustang in my garage.” Then he laughed all the way up the stairs–where he sat his butt down IN MY NEW CHAIR and read the paper.
If only I didn’t love him so much…and you know need him to put gas in my car and run all my errands for me…
Hmm, let’s change the subject. Here’s our candidate today:
I should put my picture in there on the left just to tick off Wizard
So what do you all think? Is this guy worthy?
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