October 1st, 2007
Deadlines Met

This one’s cross-posted at the Bradford Bunch Blog.

Lost in the corn maze and considering a path of our devising... Lost in the corn maze and considering a path of our own devising.

I usually take a few days off after I’ve met a deadline. In this case, I turned in The Darkest Kiss (after finishing the book in a record three months) on Friday. So I took the weekend off (mostly).

Yesterday I had a booksigning in Lexington, KY with Lora Leigh, Shiloh Walker and Toni Blake/Lacey Alexander. But that’s not really work, more like play. Sunday my husband and I took our daughter to a function at a local farm where we picked pumpkins, went on a hay ride and navigated a corn maze. We had a nice day together. I love spending time with my family. I’m blessed because I get to do a lot of that. I never take it for granted.


Er, a quick note about the corn maze…a whole bunch of us got lost in this thing…pretty badly. We actually cheated and found a pathway out through the stalks. Otherwise I think someone would have stumbled across our time-whitened bones sometime in the future. This autumn, beware the corn mazes, people. Beware.

In all, it was a nice weekend and yet….and yet…I’m itchy to start a new book. Funny, isn’t it? I can’t even take off a couple days without starting to plot the next novel. It’s a sickness, I swear.

And I’m a fan of authors taking breaks. I think we all need to do that once in a while to rejuvenate, recharge the muse, so to speak. But every time I try to take time off, even if it’s only a couple of days, I always find my brain turning toward a plot. Even though I’m not writing, I’m still writing…at least in my head. I’m like a terrier with a tennis ball and wicked case of obsessive compulsive disorder.

So, yeah, it was a nice weekend. How was yours?

Oh, and where’s my laptop?

The winner of CHOCOLATE contest from last week (on this blog), selected by random drawing (blame my husband) is dorkybarb! Please email me within two weeks, Barb! anyabast (at) yahoo.com

2 comments to “Deadlines Met”

  1. FINALLY!!!!!!! thank your husband profusley for me. 🙂

    the weekend was good. it was a overcast weekend full of lots of rain, so what did me and the gays do? we went to the mall and shopped. the last time i went mall trolling was like… when i was a sophmore in high school. needless to say, that was like 10 years ago and so i really didn’t want to go, but they promised me Lane Bryant and the Apple Store along with some Orange Julius. After that, i just couldn’t say no.
    bought clothes and wanted to buy an ipod, but just couldn’t do it! had an orange julius and went home. washed clothes and cleaned.

    normally that would be a crappy weekend for me, but i was in the right mood and i got alot accomplished and my room and bathroom is almost totally clean!

    so chocolate is a good reward for me! 🙂

  2. ps your yahoo hates me again.
    so check your gmail.