Last night’s chat at Romance At Heart was great. Almost all the Inara serial authors showed up so it was really great to read about all their different serials. There are some seriously great stories out there! Also, the single title HEARTS ETERNAL, sounds really awesome too.  Anyway, it was a great chat.  I sorely need to work on Season 3 of the serial but I haven’t gotten to it yet. I’ve been all-consumed with this new time travel I’m writing. That and I have a short story I’m editing I want to submit. I need to finish the short story this weekend and start on the proposal and first issue of Season 3. So much to do. So little time. 

I wanted to write last night but I was so beat I just ended up crashing early. I fiddled with some things until about 10 and then I crawled into bed.  I went to Barnes & Noble earlier this week and used my gift card to buy a really cool leather bound journal. It has a red cover with this design on the front. It’s awesome. So last night, even though I was exhausted, my mind wouldn’t shut off. So I picked up that book and decided it was time to start a real live personal journal. That’s what I did. I wrote two pages of everything that was in my head. Emptied it out, I guess you could say. And once that was done, I shut the light off and went right to sleep. 

This must be the therapy I need to empty the head before laying down for the night. I’m going to try to do it every night, if not as often as I can. When the brain won’t turn off, this is what I need to do. Get it all down on paper.  So that’s my new thing. 

I didn’t make it to my 5 page goal yesterday. I did manage to get about a half page done and that was about it. At least I have some written in the hero’s POV which is what I want chapter two to focus on.  I had to stop at Starbucks this morning for my usual. My favorite worker was there so I got to give him a bit of a hard time. I’m a regular – they know me by name and by coffee. 

Anyway…gotta get to work. 

By Michelle

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