Friday, November 30, 2007

Forgetful Friday

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. ~William James

Now that my head is beginning to get screwed back on correctly, I've spent some time in my email inbox and realized how much stuff I was supposed to do this week and haven't. For instance, working on the edits for "A Change Of Heart", my cowboy story coming with the Wild Rose Press. I emailed my editor and explained. There were some other editing issues and some website stuff and bills... none of which were addressed this week.

I hate being late or feeling incompetent. I suspect I'm going to be VERY busy for the next few days. I hope I can find the time to get done what I need to.

I've also decided to expand my story "Kitchen Matches" (yanno, the one that was rejected last month) because I think it will be a much more fun and strong story if I do and I have some ideas of some (hopefully) entertaining scenes to add. We'll see how it goes. Who knows? Maybe I'll end up with another novel length story to tell...

I bought "Blood Brothers" by Nora Roberts this week. I'm about halfway through it. It's pretty creepy and not as "romancy" as her usual work. Still, I'm really enjoying it (except for one head-hop we did for two paragraphs into the hero's father's head -- I can deal with leaping between H/H, but secondary characters make me nutty). When I finish, I'll post my review at the LASR reviews blog.

BTW, did anyone go look at the review posted on Wednesday? It's a great book, and you can win it! Go check it out... just click on that link above.

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Did anyone besides Dru read my short story at LASR yesterday? It's VERY similar to how I met my DH... the funny thing was, Womans World rejected it for being unrealistic. LOLOL!

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What The Holidays Mean to You

For you, the holidays are about emotional connections and bonds. You are happiest being around those you love.

You celebrate the holidays in a minimalist style. You are likely to only give one great present and decorate your house with a few special items.

During the holidays, you feel happily busy. There's so much do to and not a lot of time to do it. But you enjoy every minute of your holiday chores.

You think the holidays should be nostalgic and sweet. The holidays bring out your inner child.

Your favorite holiday memories strongly evoke your senses. You are vividly aware of all the tastes, smells, and sounds of the holidays.

8 comments:

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I didn't read yesterday because I was ready to fall on my face when I did my usual blog reading. I'm looking forward to it later today. I've had the "unrealistic elements" comment before when it's been based on a real event. I guess just another case of the fact that truth really can be stronger than fiction.

Melissa said...

I haven't read it. No time. I shouldn't even be blog hopping, but I'm trying to be quick about it.

Just make a to do list and start crossing things off as you can. You've been through a huge ordeal. Don't rush it even if you keep falling behind. A lot of things we think can't wait really can. You need to take care of yourself. And editors are very understanding people when stuff like this happens.

Tori Lennox said...

What The Holidays Mean to Me

For you, the holidays are about celebration. You enjoy all the fun and fellowship that the holidays bring.

You celebrate the holidays in an over the top style. If something is cute, you'll buy it. People end up with a lot of gifts from you - and your house is like a holiday wonderland, full of decorations.

During the holidays, you feel magical. You love all of the decorations and how happy people are. You like to sit back and take it all in.

You think the holidays should be nostalgic and sweet. The holidays bring out your inner child.

Your best holiday memories are of childhood foods and traditions. You secretly still wish you believed in Santa Claus.


Hey, I DO still believe in Santa! What's up with that? *g*

Bailey Stewart said...

It's funny how the world seems to continue when you feel like time has stopped. You'll get caught up.

For you, the holidays are about emotional connections and bonds. You are happiest being around those you love.

You celebrate the holidays in a minimalist style. You are likely to only give one great present and decorate your house with a few special items.

During the holidays, you feel magical. You love all of the decorations and how happy people are. You like to sit back and take it all in.

You think the holidays should be comforting and relaxing. You don't like the holiday rush... you just like the simple pleasure of the holidays.

Your best holiday memories are of childhood foods and traditions. You secretly still wish you believed in Santa Claus.

Brandy said...

Take time to mourn, if you don't and bottle it up it will overflow when least expected. And know that you have plenty of friends to support you.
Have a good weekend.

Alice Teh said...

Hi Marianne, I've bought Blood Brothers too and will be reading together with Melody and Julia.

Dru said...

For you, the holidays are about celebration. You enjoy all the fun and fellowship that the holidays bring.

You celebrate the holidays in a minimalist style. You are likely to only give one great present and decorate your house with a few special items.

During the holidays, you like to feel cozy and comfortable. You're happy to stay inside with a roaring fire and a warm drink.

You think the holidays should be decadent and indulgent. You never mind gaining a few holiday pounds... it's worth it!

Your best holiday memories are of childhood foods and traditions. You secretly still wish you believed in Santa Claus.

MaryF said...

I have Blood Brothers near the top of my TBR - I'm still in Christmas reading mode.

Hugs on feeling incompetent - it will pass. You have so many irons in the fire!!!