Quote of the Day:
I always have an opinion. Just ask me.
(Is it cocky to quote yourself?)
First of all â€“ today is my mommyâ€™s birthday! Happy Birthday, Mommy! For her present, I bought us tickets to see Phantom of the Opera in April and I canâ€™t wait! Iâ€™m trying to figure out what I can wear with my high-heeled silver sandals. For the record, they look like this:
You ever have one of those days where you just feel “on”? Yesterday was such a day for me. It was the first time since the whole mess of my life began that I actually almost felt normal. And you couldn’t shut me up. I’d talk to anyone that listened. I had a serious case of being a true Gemini for sure yesterday.
Maybe it was because I came to grips with my situation. Maybe it was because I gave the soon-to-be ex a piece of my mind, not once but twice. Maybe it was because I realized that life will go on and my son will continue to love me no matter what. We had a great weekend and I enjoyed spending time with him (except for the 23049834 times I had to repeat “Leave the cat alone”). All I know is, I felt better than I have in days.
And I was cracking myself up and a few others at the office. Of course, SOME people didn’t think I was all that funny. I was working on this presentation for a project manager and told him I changed the color of some text because I didn’t like it. He said he was glad I had an opinion so I told him “I always have an opinion. Just ask me!” I laughed my ass off as I walked away but somehow I don’t think he thought it was that great. :doze:
Last night, I got to spend some quality time plotting and talking writing. It was so great. They helped me with my historical and I see what needs to be done with it. I need much more character development and they gave me some great ideas. Iâ€™m going to work on some character sketches in the next few days and see if I can flesh them out and make them a little more human. I wanted to write when I got home, but it was late and instead I finally finished reading that first entry for the contest. One down, four to go.
At Starbucks I tried something new. I went for the marble mocha macchiato. And OMG it was heaven. You really canâ€™t go wrong with chocolate AND coffee, can you? Then, as we were talking, the girl brought around a tray of their yummy cupcakes and I finally got to try that sunshine cupcake Iâ€™ve been eyeing. Loved! Every! Bite!
And in other news, I sent in issues 3-5 on the new and improved Ransom & Fortune to my editor over at Inara Press. Issues 1-2 have already gone to the line editor. Iâ€™m trying to get through issue 12 done as quickly as possible so itâ€™ll get up on the website and OOoOOo I canâ€™t wait for the cover art! Revisiting the story makes me remember how much I totally love these characters. Dane is so.bloody.hot. Okay, so never mind heâ€™s a hit man. But he really doesnâ€™t want to kill her. Honest.
A quick Samhain update on Talk Dirty To Me: The artist is working on artwork for May releases. Since mine is a July release, itâ€™ll be a little while, but at least I know itâ€™s coming. Itâ€™s coming! I have already finished the first round of edits and my editor said the next round will probably be VERY minor. Excitement!
Hereâ€™s what I want to accomplish this year:
Finish the historical (there is a possible sequel too)
Work on the dragon book
I feel as though Iâ€™m getting closer to regaining my writing focus. Which is good. I really need to get back to it.
For now, itâ€™s off to work!