July 27th, 2010
Can I Panic Now?

I don’t know why, but I’m beginning to feel panic set in. I keep forgetting that I’ve already packed my suitcase and sent it ahead, so every hour or so, I sit up and think OMG I have to pack. It’s not a pleasant feeling. When I’m stressed I tend to impulse buy. I now I have five more ebooks than I originally planned to purchase. Blush. Pretty soon my dh is going to ban me from his Kindle account. 🙁

The weirdest thing is I haven’t really thought about RWA this year. Normally I’m either getting ready to go or bummed that I can’t. This year I’m feeling indifferent. Part of the reason comes from the fact that I’m not sure I’ll be writing anymore romance. The other is business burnout. Not so much writing, but definitely business. I’m really hoping that this trip clears my head and allows me to come up with the answers that I’m currently seeking. In the meantime, I’m still getting a ton of reading done. I’m almost finished with Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler. So far it’s been a fun read. I’ve liked it enough to buy the second book in the series. I’m looking forward to reading Jeaniene Frost’s new release, Eternal Kiss of Darkness because I really liked the hero of this book in her last release. It should be a great read. I also have Chloe Neill’s next two releases to look forward to on my trip. I really enjoyed the first book and I have to admit I’ve been saving the next two because I don’t know when she’ll have another release in the series. I do the same thing with Karen Marie Moning’s and Patricia Briggs’ books. I’m starting to do the savor purchase with Ilona Andrews now, although I do tend to re-read hers because I enjoy them so much.

I’ve decided not to blog much while I’m away. I thought about it, but I’d really like this excursion to be free of distractions. I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the summer.

Peace and warm brownies, Jordan

8 comments to “Can I Panic Now?”

  1. Have a wonderful trip!


  2. Brownies are awesome. Enjoy your vacation and I’m sure you’ll read all of those ebooks. *g* I’m indifferent to the con stuff this year, too. Partly because I’m busy writing and not yet ready to worry about the business end of it.

  3. Thanks Kaz! 🙂

  4. Charli, They are awesome. Thank you. 🙂 I’m sure I’ll read every book. *ggg* As for the con, I think it happens when you’re in transition.

  5. J, have a fantastic trip!

    I feel that way about RWA too right now, because of other stuff going on in my career, I’m not sure I’ll be writing romance either.

  6. From your post it appears the trip is coming at a perfect time. Clearing one’s head does happen faster away from the Internet. 🙂

  7. Vivi,

    Thanks! 🙂

    I hear you on switching focus. I still have my fingers and toes crossed for you. 😀

  8. Bernard,

    I’m ready. 🙂

    I am sure the break will be a welcome one.