Archive for February, 2014


Come Together

ballerinaGood morning my darklings.  We must come together.  Pray to God, God or Goddess, Mother Nature, Jack Frost or any deity you choose and let’s stop the snow.  I would take it as a personal favor.  Really.  This is getting out of control.  My kids will be going to school into July at this point.  Even if you are someone who loves the snow, you must be getting tired of it by now.

And it’s really getting in the way of my editing.  Aside from shoveling feet of snow and ice, if I hear “Mommy can you play with me” one more time, I may lose what’s left of my mind.  I have to do an excellent job on my editing and it’s not my best thing.  Having my attention torn between that, the kids and a very pent-up big dog, things are going very slowly.  At this point slow is bad.  I want this book published about, umm, right now. lol  I’ve been working on it and waiting for this to happen for too long for things to get thrown off track by a bad winter.

So say a little prayer for me if you don’t mind.  I’d appreciate it. 🙂  My back would too.  I’m getting pretty tired of shoveling too. lol

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They Have Arrived!

happy fairyGood morning my darklings.  Today I write my post with my cigarette and a hot chocolate as celebration.  I’m also a chocoholic.  The edits from my publisher have arrived.  I’ve never been so excited to do editing.  Usually that’s my least favorite part, as I’m sure it is with most of you if you’re a writer.

The big thing is that I’m one step closer to my book being published.  That’s enough to give me that wonderful happy adrenaline rush that I so rarely get.  After I send the edits back, they’ll finalize it and I’ll get to approve the cover.  I can’t wait to see that.  My head is full of possibilities of what it might look like.  What it’s going to be like when the book finally comes out.  I’m sure it will be a lot different from the times I’ve had short stories published in anthologies.

I’m so happy that I didn’t listen to everyone who told me to just give it all up.  That I trusted my instincts and they were right.  Maybe this will give my muse the jolt she needs to shake off this horrid winter weather and get to work.  I feel like once I break through this last hurdle things will pick up and get better.  Let’s hope other people like the book too.  And buy lots of copies. lol

Impatiently Waiting

impatient witchGood morning my darklings.  I may be a little off this morning.  There’s no coffee.  At least I have a fresh pack of cigarettes.  I suppose if I had any gumption and it was that important, I could go buy a coffee but not even my caffeine addiction can get me out in that cold until I absolutely have to go.

So, as the title says, I’m impatiently waiting.  For a couple of things.  One, warmer weather.  The threat of snow and ice and constant freezing temperatures has got my creativity on lock down.  It doesn’t help all the days of school my kids have missed.  Entertaining them kind takes away from my ability to write anything entertaining.

Secondly, I’m waiting on the first set of edits of my book.  I’ve been told that when the edits start coming it’s a fast a furious kind of thing.  That my publishers will want them back yesterday.  But I’m ready for my book to be completely done and have a release date.  I’m ready for it to be out there so people can read it.  I want to hear what they have to say about it, even if it’s bad.  I’m hoping for good but one of my favorite sayings is to hope for the best and expect the worst.

So now I wait and that’s pretty much what’s been going on.  That and obsessively checking my emails. lol