Beat Down

Sometimes you have one of those days where you feel defeated. Monday was one such day. A very trying day. One of those days where you just want to crawl into bed and hide under the covers and pretend the outside world doesn’t exist. And somehow you dig deep down and find the strength to persevere and muscle through and just make it to the end of the day.

But damn it sucks.

By the end of the day I just felt beat down. I was glad to get home and change and do a whole lotta nothing.

I have to say when I got home, too, my mailbox was crammed full of mail. Apparently, the previous occupants didn’t bother to forward their mail, so I’m getting TONS of mail for several different people. (Either they didn’t forward it or the forward expired – who knows.) Anyway, I’m getting bank statements, bills, and all sorts of things. Out of about 8 pieces of mail there were only three I was truly interested in.

One was a royalty check for TALK DIRTY TO ME. I sold 40 copies in September. YES!

And of course, the publication date for A BEND IN TIME is approaching. I just rewrote the book blurb for that because it needed new life with the novelized version. So here it is:

When hitman Dane Fortune was hired to kill the beautiful and sassy Skye Ransom, he never counted on her leading him on a game of cat and mouse through time…or that he’d just as soon kiss her as kill her.

When Skye Ransom finds her parents murdered, she learns a hit man is responsible and she’s his next target. While trying to outrun her would-be murderer, she inadvertently transports herself back in time. Her biggest problem? Sexy Dane Fortune follows her to carry out his hit…or has he?
It’s time to get your adventure on.

I so love this. It really fits the tone of the book.

I’ve been lamenting the fact I haven’t been writing lately and most of that is due to my lack of commitment. Some of it is due to illness, scheduled, yadda yadda. Yeah, I really have no good excuse. But I feel like I’m about to get back on track. I’m one of those writers that spits out text in large chunks over a period of a few days and then stops writing. I’ve learned it’s just how I operate as a writer. I’ve also learned that I can’t beat myself up about it. Every writer has their own way that works for them. THIS is what works for me.

Anyway, yesterday, I pulled out something that I forgot I had written. It was the beginning of book 3 of Ransom & Fortune. And I was immediately riveted to the page and pulled into the story. I love those characters so much that writing them has become almost effortless. I don’t have to stop and think, “Would Dane really say that?” I know he would.

So reading it makes me long for writing their story again.

But I’m not going to let myself do that. I have to finish NICE GIRLS DO first! And then I want to get onto TAKE ME I’M YOURS.

So much to write, so little time.

But I’ll get there. Eventually. Probably in a large spurt. 😉

By Michelle

I wish you all could be inside my head. The conversation is sparkling.