Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday!  How’s everybody doing this week? :jump

For me, the truth is that My Deadline Approacheth.  Which means I’m a little stressed & really, really busy. So if I seem a little frazzled or incommunicado this week, it’s just because I’m working, working, working. :doh

By the way, if you haven’t seen my new profile picture on Facebook, this is my Deadline Face:


Notice the wee bit of panic in my eyes…& yet I smile in an attempt to convince everyone—including myself—that I will be on time.  I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.  Oh, yeah.

Anyway, I AM HAPPY that the book is actually coming along really well, impending deadline notwithstanding.  I’m loving this story & its characters.  I just hope I can keep all the details straight, since it’s a continuity story & there are a lot of balls to juggle.

I AM HAPPY that I’m not attending the RWA National conference this year.  I know that sounds terrible, & I’m a little sad, too, believe me. :crying   But if I were going, I’d have spent the last week or two in a tizzy of packing & planning & preparing—which I hate. :bloody   And getting ready to travel to New York…not sure if I’d have taken a plane, a train, or an automobile, but the only one of those that wouldn’t have had me wanting to blow my brains out (see above emoticon) is the automobile.  My deadline dementia would be even worse…I’d either leave knowing my book wasn’t done & might not be turned in on time, or spend the entire week worrying that I’d be too tired when I got home to finish on time…  I’d also spend the entire week worrying about Phantom Kitty, who’s getting older & needs a lot of TLC the pet sitter simply can’t provide.  So, yeah…it’s kind of a relief that I’m not doing all of that right now, when so many others are.

And, yes, this will be me the entire week while everyone else is dressed to the nines, strutting their stuff on Fifth Avenue…or Broadway…or Times Square.   Notice the “sitting around in my underwear” implication.  I’ll be working in my underwear, but there’s sure to be underwear involved. :kittylaugh   I may even have a Superman t-shirt I can dig out to fully round out my Homer Simpson imitation.

All righty, it’s your turn.  What happy, wonderful, joyous things are going on in your life this week?  Inquiring minds want to know. :wink


And now for the winner of this week’s Free Book Friday title, The Giveaway, a Burn Notice tie-in novel.  (You don’t even have to read it, maybe just prop it up somewhere to drool over Michael’s sexy close-up on the cover. :sexy )

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:getdown Shannon E!!! :getdown

Congratulations, Shannon! :claphat Please contact me with your full name & mailing information, & I’ll get your book out to you as soon as I can!


5 Comments  •  Comments Feed

  1. Hollie says:

    Yay Shannon!!! :claphat

    We all know that your book will be done on time and FABULOUS!!!!
    Im happy that we ARE going to New York…not for the RWA…but for Vaca! :beachball We are trying to decide which week to go…and we will be upstate in the Adironack parkway. I have family up there to visit…and new cousins to finally meet.(family rift…long story)
    Im happy that Ive lost 4# on my new diet…my cousin challenged…and I accepted!
    Im happy that this is the last week of summer school work for me…so the month of July is free and breezy ….just 4 more days…just 4 more days…. :knock

    Happy Week everyone!!!

  2. Anne Holly says:

    Cold water melon chunks for breakfast, and unlimited coffee.

    And betareaders who keep reminding me of the draft deadline I set for myself.


    (And for crazy emoticons for comments fields! WHEEE!)

  3. Laura J. says:

    Congrats Shannon!!!! :chick

    I can’t disclose where or what I’m doing, but I’ll just say. Life is good!!

    And Heidi we don’t mind if you abandon us for a little while. We all know it means you are working hard to bring us another fabulous book.

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