Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Notes From Your Long Lost Warrior Woman

Okay, okay, don't hit me . . . I know I've been incommunicado (sans blogging) for three months. Three months tomorrow to be exact now that I look at my handy dandy calendar. I'm baaaaack. I hope.

What have I been doing you may ask?

Right around Halloween I kicked my tail into high gear and finished a complete 95,000 word draft of Secret Rites of the Goddess just in time for turkey day and a week long trip to Arizona, our usual hot spot for Thanksgiving.

December was a mix of getting ready for the holidays, deciding to go visit family in Utah (my brothers) for a week, get plane reservations for mom to come back to my house for another week through New year's, cleaned house for company, direct play with the high school kids at church, Christmas shopping - lots of Amazon ordering!, revising the manuscript, college applications for son, Eagle Scout project for same son, trying to get to my desk for more revision work which ended up just giving me heart palpatations I was such a bundle of nerves!!! Having only a few minutes at a time and pages and pages of notes and changes to do does not make for happy revising.

No wonder I got sick on New Year's Day with flu and am just now recovered.

January: Once I sent mom back off to Arizona and spent a few days in bed, it was back to my desk at last.

I'm happy to report that the manuscript is IN THE MAIL! As of 5 p.m. yesterday. Barely made the post office closing. Fingers crossed that *interested* editor will receive it by Friday.

I'm whipped. Logged in about 100 hours the past 2.5 weeks.

Today it's gray skies and flakes of snow. Got son's driver's licence renewed this morning, did a load of laundry, managed an upper body weight workout, prescription pick-up for other son, grocery shopping, emails off to editor and agent and now I'm taking the rest of the day OFF!

ttfn. I promise.



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