Quote Du Jour:
â€œAre you sure it isn’t time for a colorful metaphor?â€
–Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Soâ€¦ stayed up until midnight last night. Part of it was chatting away for a couple of hours (heheheâ€¦it WAS fun, wasnâ€™t is, Lara?); the other part was because when I finally did crawl into bed, I was so wound up I couldnâ€™t sleep. I started reading Katie MacAlisterâ€™s You Slay Me. Her writing style is so great that she just sucks you right in. And of course, I read until my eyelids were heavy.
Which was midnight.
I heard the alarm go off this morning. I really did. I thought I hit snooze, but apparently I just turned the thing off.
Now Iâ€™m usually out the door by seven. So imagine my horror when I lifted my head and the clock read 6:53.
I literally JUMPED out of bed, gathered the clothes I planned to wear today (at least I already knew!), and ran through the shower. I did a quick make-up job and then dried my hair for about two seconds before I dashed upstairs.
I have to get my son ready too, and, luckily, he was already awake this morning. I told him to get up, that I overslept. He looks at me and says, â€œMom, were you running in the house?â€
I get him dressed in record time, we dash down the stairs. Gather our things and weâ€™re out the door. I lock it, get him in this car seat and then realize I forgot his glasses. Curse. I have to run back inside and get his glasses.
Out of the driveway, weâ€™re down the road. I do 45 in a 40 to get to the sitter. I contemplate Starbucks, but thereâ€™s no time. Drop him off at the sitter and off I go. Good thing itâ€™s 80 degrees outside because my hair is still quite damp.
Back in the car, I contemplate Starbucks again but, still, thereâ€™s no time.
I do 60 in a 35 and get to the freeway. Then I do 85 in a 60. Approaching the curve from hell where I have to cross three lanes in 2.3 seconds to make my exit. I hold my breath and dive. Luckily, there was a hole and I made it through unscathed. All the while Van Halen is blasting through my speakers.
Get to work, pull into my favorite space and breath a sigh of relief.
Iâ€™m still contemplating Starbucks, even though I have a cup of coffee in front of me. Maybe a frappacino for an afternoon snackâ€¦
Anywayâ€¦ wrote two issues of the romance serial yesterday. I am FIVE issues away from completion. FIVE, I tell you. FIVE! Ecstatic. I hope to get those done next week. I havenâ€™t turned in the two yet. I want to make sure I have good continuity throughout the next five. Plus I gotta wrap up all the loose ends. In some ways, Iâ€™ll be sad when itâ€™s over because itâ€™s been a big part of me for the last year. In other ways, I am RELIEVED.
Got about 2000 words on the WIP, too. Excitement. Love it.
Been thinking about what to write next once the jousting novel is finished. I think I should start on the sequel to the fantasy novel since it IS in the hands of an editor (not that sheâ€™s going to buy it or anything.. but.. just in case).
I have a proposal going out today, so best get to it.