So, no wisdom from the Universe today. See, yesterday’s #1lineWed theme–LATE–really hits home. I feel like I’m running perpetually behind–a day late and a dollar short. I was never one who was early to bed and early to rise–unless forced to…like with deadlines, but then I’m late to bed and early to rise. Nice to know I have something in common with the awesome Joss Whedon. 😆
I always was an early-morning or late-night writer. Early morning was my favorite; late night was because you had a deadline. And at four in the morning, you make up some of your most absurd jokes. ~Joss Whedon
Because that’s where I am at the moment. I haven’t hit panic mode but I feel like I’m half a step off the pace. I have new books out–the box set and NIGHT MOVES. THE BOSS AND HIS COWGIRL releases on Tuesday and I’m not ready for it either. I’m facing the hard deadline on RDR#5 and lagging behind, though I did make up some big numbers over the weekend despite everything. That’s what’s kicking my butt. I need to make updates to this site, catch up on FB, Twitter…Instagram. Gah! *flail*
Speaking of, I did mention a status update. 🙄 So, Saturday was the book signing down at Anadarko Public Library where, I add with a big golly gee, I’m the featured author for June! I sold two book, the whole family made the road trip, and we stood in line for over an hour to have Meers burgers and homemade ice cream on pecan cobbler at the Meers Store. Trust me, both are worth standing in line that long for. The “fun” started on the way home. The Only got sick. I mean you DO NOT want me to describe how sick she was. We were about 15 minutes from the house. She had a plastic bag but it had a hole in it. So…anyway. We got home, got her clothes off and she got in the shower to clean off. Clothes went into the washer, and I spent thirty minutes cleaning the back seat of Drover. (Drover would be my Highlander.) Only crawled into my bed to wait on her clothes. We ended up sending Baseball Boy and Stormageddon home. I took Only home around 9:30. Wasn’t sure she wasn’t going to end up staying the night. Anyway, we think it was food poisoning from their dinner Friday night.
So, no writing on Saturday, which put me behinderer. And yes, that’s a word because I say it is! 😉 Sunday, I made up for lost time. Sort of. The same for Monday. I was back on my word count pace to finish before deadline so I’d have time to edit. Then I realized that Cash, the hero who has done awful things to his brother’s wives in previous books, wasn’t going to be redeemed on the track I was going. Tuesday was a lost cause as I puzzled through the situation. Yesterday? Yesterday I figured it out. I figured out WHY Cash did the things he did and I figured out how he could redeem himself in the eyes of his brothers. Maybe. So, today? Hopefully many more words. My word count over there on the right is steadily growing. And Cash is breaking my heart in the process. No. Really. He made me cry yesterday and it wasn’t from pulling my hair out. 🙂
I’m still late, but getting there. So…double duty. Some musing, a little inspiration maybe, and a follow/catch up post. Back to work. I can’t wait to see if Cash is going to break my heart again today. How ’bout y’all? Running late or right on time?