Life in the fast lane

Quote of the Day:
“These boots are made for walkin’.”
-Nancy Sinatra

In case you missed yesterday’s post, TALK DIRTY TO ME has an official release date of July 11! Scroll on down and check out the link! My blurb is up. No cover art yet, but it’s gotta be soon!

So, it’s Monday again. And can you believe it’s the last week of April? Where does the time go?!? Too bloody fast if you ask me. And no one really did, but there’s my opinion anyway. 😛

Since I had nothing to do and nowhere to go this weekend, I was going to dedicate the ENTIRE two days to writing. How did that go, you ask? Well, not too good, I’m afraid.

Saturday was such a beautiful day I couldn’t help myself. I had to get out and go. I went to Bed, Bath & Beyond, Pier 1, World Market, Garden Ridge, the book store. I bought things I didn’t need but wanted. At the book store, I picked up Kinley McGregor’s new one – Sword of Darkness. It’s the first in the Lords of Avalon series. And as I was at the bookstore, I ran into a lady who’s a member of my RWA chapter who I hadn’t seen in several months. Super sweet lady. We ended up chatting in the romance aisle for about 30 minutes. She ended up buying Sword of Darkness, too.

I went home and tried to write. I was stuck on this barn scene that would actually end up being the first major love scene of the book. I guess I just couldn’t focus on it for some reason. I kept distracting myself. At dinnertime, I went to McDonald’s and got stuff of the dollar menu. Then back home and tried to write again. But, alas, the scene was not to be on Saturday.

I started reading the new book instead. It’s good. I like it. But I hate the hero. Which, since he’s a dark hero, is probably the point. Yes? I hope he redeems himself big time by the end of book.

Anyway, Sunday came and I got up early. It’s because the sun shines right into my windows and my curtains are lacy so…that doesn’t block it out. I actually looked at curtains at BB&B but I decided to wait a while on that. I drank about 2304983 cups of :coffee:, sat down at my desk and started to write.

I finished the barn scene. Finally! But I still kept distracting myself. I cleaned the apartment, played with the cat, repotted my aloe vera babies, baked brownies, bought a purple ivy and some potted flowers for the patio, hung my super-big wind chimes. I chatted via text msgs with my Crush (and no, ladies, no details until the time is right. I know I hear a collective groan out there, don’t I? 😉 )

As I stood in my small living room, looking at the painting my brother-in-law did for me, I thought, I really love this place. And I do too. It’s small but it’s perfect for me and I know someday I’ll have a house again. Someday when the time is right. Someday when I have earned the money myself and can do it all on my own. And that’s the strangest feeling in the world. For the first time in my life, I don’t want to depend on anyone. I don’t want a man to provide for me. I want to be independent and be a big girl and do it myself. And there’s something very empowering about that feeling. It’s as though I can take on the world and there’s no one to get in my way.

But I digress – back to writing.

I did manage to get out of the barn and move onto the next section. I edited two more chapters so I’m closer. I started to feel like I was on a roll but then I got tired and just wanted to lay in bed. I didn’t finish the thing like I wanted because I was too bloody distracted all weekend. I have about 100 pages left to edit. Don’t know how much I’ll get done on it, but hopefully I can put a dent in it tonight.

Okay, enough babbling. I gotta get to work. I love my car, still!

By Michelle

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