Archive for May, 2015
So how was everyone’s Mother’s Day? We had a blast here. Kids + Dogs + Margaritas + Hot Tub = FUN!
Cookie and Corky were tired! (Corky is on the left, Cookie on the right)
We missed Bailey! He had to stay home since he doesn’t always play well with other dogs. But Bailey is coming to stay with us for a week in June, so that’ll be fun.
The weekend had a mild hiccup. On Friday, just a couple hours after I sent the manuscript of CAGED MAGIC to the editor, my other editor sent copy edits for EXPOSING THE HEIRESS and needed them done by Monday. That’s what I get for planning a weekend off But the good news is, Wizard and the kids all pitched in and everything worked out fine. I got the copy edits done and had fun too.
So how was your weekend?
Sending out a special wish to all the Moms!
Today I’m finishing up CAGED MAGIC to send off to the editor. I’ve been clocking 12 to 16 hour days (I wish I was exaggerating!). I can’t wait to get a break — but not this weekend. Saturday I’m making enchiladas to talk out to my mother-in-law for dinner. I haven’t seen her in a while, so that’ll be nice. I volunteered this because I thought the kids were busy (and I always understand that). But it turns out they are coming over Sunday so I need to figure out something to have for them too. We’ll barbecue hamburgers or something easy so it’ll work out and we’ll have fun.
So what are your plans?
I’m so sorry I didn’t respond to comments on Monday. In two words, Monday Sucked. In more words, Monday Sucked Big Fat Donkey Dongs. But Tuesday was soooo much better and I expect today will be fine too.
Back to Monday, the painters didn’t show up (car trouble) after I’d gotten up before 5 am to shower and get some work done before they arrived. It pretty much went downhill from there with various things, including three and a half hours in the dentist office working on a bridge for the tooth I had extracted. Not Fun. For anyone wondering, after long, endless, boring discussions with my doctors, we ruled out an implant due to my medical history. Everyone was on the same page with this decision EXCEPT my oral surgeon who assured me I was making a terrible mistake.
Whatever, now I’m committed to my terrible mistake On the upside, I now have a lovely new temporary bridge and can smile without being self conscious. (Wizard swore no one could see the missing molar, but it bugged me.) I’ll get the permanent one in two weeks, and that visit will be much faster and easier.
And the painters made made it out yesterday — the kitchen is all finished! So happy about that. And I do want to that despite this one glitch, the guys we’ve had here have been great. Seriously.
Even better? I doing my final edit on CAGED MAGIC and should have it in on Friday, barring zombie attack, fire or food poisoning type events. Fingers crossed And while I’m talking about CAGED MAGIC, my assistant, Anna, just put it up on Goodreads for anyone who wants to add it to their reading list. Click here to find it.
All that said, I’m truly sorry I didn’t respond to comments on Monday. You guys are a priority to me, and I don’t like the feeling that I’ve ignored you. I’ll do better!
So…maybe this picture of our Wednesday Worthy Candidate will make it up to you:
What do you think? Is he worthy?
Weekend was good, there’s just never enough time. But I finally got to hang out with my friend and start shopping for a dress for the RITA Awards (Her Temporary Hero was nominated for a RITA). We had a blast, were gone for hours, and came home.
Wizard, looked us both over and said, “Seriously you bought nothing?”
“Well she bought lip gloss,” I said.
He rolled his eyes. “You were gone for HOURS. I still think you should wear the red dress you already have.”
He just doesn’t get it. LOL. I found two dresses that I really liked. One I ruled out after I realized I had glitter-sparkles all over me from trying that dress on. That will get annoying so I eliminated that dress. I’m seriously considering the other one while looking at more online now that I have a better idea of my size.
So today the guys are coming back to paint and by the end of the day, the kitchen should be fully restored after the water leak. I’ll be hiding and working in my “corner office” which literally is just a chair in a corner of a bedroom :-). I’m in the last hundred pages of revising, then I’ll do one clean up pass and send it back to the editor.
Now it’s your turn! How was your weekend?
It’s May! Unbelievable! The last month or two racked up somes serious craziness. But it’s a new month so I’m going to be positive. My kitchen is nearly finished after three non stop days of restoration work, so yay! It took Wizard and I about two hours to clean everything and put away all the stuff in the cubpards, but it’s all pretty much back to normal. Monday they will paint and touch up, then hopefully, be completely finished.
CAGED MAGIC…well I’m working my backside off in between everything else. I love it so much, love that Linc is fierce and hard, yet his heart is soft when it comes to those he cares about. He comes from a hellish background but doesn’t let it destroy him. I love that. And Risa, she’s just wants to keep a vow to her murdered friend and save baby Kendall (Risa’s godchild). But things are stacking up against her very quickly. I just hope I’m telling their story the way it deserves to be told.
And then one day, I can sleep again
But for all you asking about a release date for CAGED MAGIC, the plan is July 20th. We pushed it back due to craziness crashing into my life and, frankly, the book needed more time.
As for this weekend, I’m working, then Sunday going out with my friend for shopping and lunch. We had to cancel last time due to the leak in the my kitchen, so I’m really looking foward to it.
So what are your weekend plans?