Monday, April 23, 2007

Coming up for Air

I just hit SEND and emailed my latest rewrite to my editor!

I'm still in my PJ's. Hair's a mess. No make up. House is in shambles. My life has been this way for, oh, over a week now.

This was made possible, in part, by my sweet hubby who stayed home and helped keep my darling 4-year-old occupied and happy.

But I'm DONE.

For now. Of course, now I get to take a breath and get my life back in order just in time for the edits to hit. But for today I'm done, and my honey will be taking me out for dinner tonight to celebrate.

Yippee!

This week I'll also be speaking in my daughter's school class about writing. I'll probably leave out the part about trying to finish rewrites when you really should have showered six hours ago so your editor will get the manuscript before lunch like you promised.

This week I'll also post on Writing on the Wall, the editing blog I'm part of with the Precision Editing Group. (I'm assigned to Wednesdays, but the whole team is amazing. Check us out.)

And with any luck, I'll get some actual writing done on one my other projects in addition to getting the house straighted up and some laundry done.

One other way cool thing I'm part (again, thanks to my amazing hubby--he rocks beyond words) is the Writers in Heels planet. It's a feed aggregator, basically a collection of blogs by some of my lady writing friends. It's a one-stop shopping blog fest. Visit the site and check out the newest posts on each blog. To visit the original blog site, click on the blog title.

But for now, because yesterday was our anniversary (13 years!), there happens to be chocolate in the house right next to the roses, so ten bucks says you know where I'm headed.

5 comments:

Josi said...

My heavens, woman, you're husband has so many points this week that you'll be in debt the rest of your life...espcially since this isn't your last book :-) Take a deep breath, spread your arms and say "I'm queen of the world" Then get your laundry done. Way to go!

Jenna said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to read some of your books. I have been lurking and wanted to say hi. My dear friend, Luisa, referred me. Great writing!

Tristi Pinkston said...

You're beeeyoootiful even without makeup -- whaddya talkin' about?

Janette Rallison said...

Congratulations! Isn't it an awesome feeling--at least until you look around at all the housework that you neglected while you wrote.

That's where I am write now. I have a few more weeks of sporadic showers and then I can join you in being done too!

Luisa Perkins said...

Felicitations! I'm right behind you. Savor the celebration.

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