Thursday, December 24, 2009

Ahhhh..... Christmas at last!

After one last rush to finish a pretty sapphire engagement ring for a friend, I am officially done with the x-mas work season! Now I can catch up on episodes of Ghost Hunters while I lounge in my PJ's for the next three days :-) Although I'll probably have to put clothes on at some point Saturday because I just fandango'd myself some tickets to see Avatar in 3D. I know its plot could be a bit cliche, but after seeing Coraline in 3D, I've become a sucker for anything filmed that way!

So, today we're grocery shopping, tonight is dinner at a friend's house, and tomorrow we're cooking a duck and a beef tenderloin for a party at our place. Wait, that means I have to get out of my PJ's all three days! Dang...

Well, at the very least, I won't get out of my zebra Snuggie!!

Happy Holidays to everybody, and happy writing to us all :-)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Light at the end of the tunnel!

Just wanted to report that I am about three days away from freedom...
I will have five days off starting X-mas eve, so I can finally get in some quality writing time, hooray!!! Then an easy few days of normal hours, and another few days off for New Years (which means even more writing time!)

Whew. I can't quite believe I'm running ahead of my deadlines, but it appears everyone will get their Christmas gifts on time, and at last I will be able to get back to the thing I love, the thing I have been bottling up more and more over the last 8 weeks.

It is strange how much I notice it bottling up. My dreams are more story-like instead of the usual disconnected random mishmash, I keep thinking of new ideas for novels ( I have scribbled them out on scraps of paper at work as best as I can!), and when I lay down to go to sleep my brain won't stop going over scenes in the current novel. That last part, I have to admit, is kind of fun... it's like I have it on a dvd and I'm skipping around to my favorite scenes, which reminds me how much I really love this story!
In that way, this forced writing hiatus is probably good for me, because I am not only dying to get back to writing, but I'm dying to get back to writing this story :-)

Or maybe I'm just trying to look on the bright side because I've finally seen the light at the end of this very long tunnel...

Either way.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Holy Cow! A month? Seriously???

I cannot believe it has been a month since I had a chance to blog. Really, I meant to be much better about this, even with the craziness of the christmas season...
I have excuses, plenty of them, but honestly I just need to suck it up and keep writing--wait, can I make one complaint first? Christmas is plain awful for anyone in the jewelry business. 15 hour days, 7 days a week for a month are NOT fun, and my fingertips have all split. It kinda hurts to type, even!
I ditched work 'early' today and came home at 8, because even though it is Christmas, I just can't continue to let my day job rule my life.

So I came home, turned on the color-changing fiberglass tree my husband Matt bought and put up for me, and looked at my computer for the first time in a month. Matt also just cooked a pork tenderloin (what that man can do with pork!), and if a halo suddenly appeared over his head, I would not be one bit surprised.

And now I'm off to try to do a bit of writing, because my best friend is having a bit of surgery tomorrow, and she told me she'd feel much better recuperating if she had some new chapters to read. She always calls to nudge me when I'm not being productive, which is precisely the sort of thing that I need to get myself going. Thanks Angela, the Catholic guilt worked again! I'm writing, I'm writing! ;-P

UPDATE: My friend had her surgery and came through with flying colors. She's a bit loopy at the moment from the pain meds, but she's doing great, plus she's funny to talk to right now ;-P