Archive for March, 2003

Friday, March 14th, 2003

I’m so excited. I’ve got two different friends coming in from out of town this weekend. I haven’t seen either one in quite a while. So it should make for a good visit.

Spent the day cleaning the house. Don’t even get me started on how bad that sucked. Have I mentioned how much I hate to clean? This is why when I get a steady cash flow back into my life I’m getting maid service. Hey I’ll go without a meal or two if I can get someone to come in ever other week and clean. I do have my priorities

Other than that, I finished going over the proofread copy of my novella Tears of Amun. It won’t be long now. YEAH!!!

Wednesday, March 12th, 2003
Things Are Looking Up…

I got my first glimpse of my first cover today. There may still be some work done on it, but I have to say it was beautiful. Scott the master artist has done a magnificient job. I can’t wait until it is unveiled and you all can appreciate his work.

The vampire regency is coming along. It’s still going slowly but I am making progress. Thank goodness.

My first two books are in the hands of the very capable proofreaders, so it won’t be long now.

Sunday, March 9th, 2003
Burn Out and Other Insidious Things that Happen When You Work Too Hard

God I hate burnout. And lately I find myself suffering from it more and more. I doubt anything saps your productivity faster than burnout. The drag is you don’t even realize you’re burnt out until it’s too late.

Now I might be able to pinpoint the culprit if I looked really hard. Okay I wouldn’t have to look too hard to figure out it may be from the five books I’ve written in the past four and a half months. The weird thing is burnout struck as I’m finishing up the fifth one. Why couldn’t it have waited until I was finished?Damn!

Like anyone else I plan on pushing through the burnout until I complete this project. (I’m so close I can taste it.)And then take a few weeks off. Actually as long as my body says it needs to recover and then I’m sure I’ll get right back at it.

I didn’t say I actually learned anything from this malady, only that I hate it. 😉

Friday, March 7th, 2003
What I’m Reading…

I picked up this quirky little book by author Katie MacAlister called Improper English. It’s actually quite fun. She starts off every chapter with an excerpt of the characters romance novel that she’s working on. I swear the character’s writing is gosh awful, but hilarious. The thing that makes this book unique is it’s written in first person and is a romance book that sounds like a chic lit novel. It takes place in London. (The location may change later, but I haven’t finished the book so I don’t know.) The writing is interesting and fresh and easily sucks you in. I’m looking forward to seeing where she takes the characters.

Wednesday, March 5th, 2003
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Isn’t it amazing that the more people you have around to make a decision the harder it is to reach the decision. I’ve always been amazed by this phenomenon.

In my other life, I had to deal with a lot of different personalities at one time. (And no they weren’t all mine. LOL!)But the same held true. The second you get four or more people together activities in general come to a screeching halt. Especially if there is a decision to be made.

I thought I’d escaped the insanity when I shrugged off my old existence, only to find I’ve been dragged back in…kicking and screaming.

Sunday, March 2nd, 2003
Lifestyle change

My dh and I are about to make a lifestyle change. A dietary one to be exact. We’ve finally hit that point in our lives where nothing lives up to its memory. You know when you remember a specific food that had always been your favorite. So you decide to go out and order it or prepare the meal yourself, only to find you don’t enjoy it the way you used to.

Well that’s been happening to me at an alarming rate. Foods I used to love are just sitting so, so with me. I’m not sure what happened. Did my palate get more sophisticated in the middle of the night? Or did somewhere along the lines I just grow up and out of certain foods?

I really don’t have the answer. All I know is things have got to change. I’m tired of the same ol’ same ol’ and I’m especially tired of the way it makes me feel.