next I think I’ll…

Now that I’ve finished & turned in A BABY IN THE BILLIONAIRE’S BOARDROOM, I get to take a deep breath—deeeeeeeep.  breaaaaaath.—& relax a bit.  Not for long, I’m sure, but there are a few things I’d like to catch up on before the whirlwind begins again.

First & foremost, I really want to finish reading Smoke Screen by Sandra Brown.  I only have a few chapters left, & it’s getting good.  You have no idea how hard it’s been not ignore everything else (i.e. a little something called my deadline ) to sit down & just barrel through the last 50 pages or so.  That whole light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel, reward-at-the-end-of-the-job thing really doesn’t work for me.  When I’m reading a good book, I want to sit down & read straight through, dangit…to heck with priorities & responsibilities.

But I didn’t…I was a good girl.  And now I do get to sit down & reward myself by finding out how this great romantic suspense ends. :twirl

Then I should probably do some laundry.  I’m not saying it’s been a while since I’ve washed clothes, but there have been a few times in the last couple of months when I’ve accidentally stumbled into my piles of dirty laundry & nearly suffocated before I could find my way out.

Worst of all, I’m running low on slipper socks & work clothes.  And by “work clothes,” you know I mean pajamas.  Notice I didn’t say “underwear.”  When you live in pjs, you can totally get away with going commando.  Just one more way I’m doing my part to conserve water & save Mother Earth. :muahaha

It also wouldn’t hurt to mow the grass.  It’s that time of year again, you know.  Things are green instead of brown &/or white.  Things are growing…taller by the day.  The neighbors have already been out a couple of times & they’re starting to stare or cast disgusted glances in my lawn’s direction.  Well, pfffft on them!  I’ll mow when I’m darn good & ready!  And actually, I do enjoy mowing once I’m out there doing it.  It’s the changing out of pajamas & getting out there that seems to be the problem.

And then, sadly, I should probably figure out what to write next.  Another Harlequin Desire?  Another humorous contemporary a la “Chicks with Sticks”?  Another sexy, funny vampire romance or “other” type of paranormal?  Something else entirely?!  There are too many options, too many ideas swirling around in my brain.

So first I’ll take a nap.

And then, maybe a glass of wine to help me think.


6 Comments  •  Comments Feed

  1. Laura J. says:

    No NAP!!!! WRITE WRITE WRITE!!!!!!!! I’m outta books again and NEED you to write more!!!

    And instead of wine…..CHERRY BOMB!!! Trust me! Cherry Vodka, cherry liquor and RED BULL!!!! Wine makes you sleepy, Cherry Bomb will make you write all those stories running around in your head!

    And to answer your question about what to write: ALL OF THE ABOVE! (see my solution to HOW to write all those in paragraph 2).

    • Heidi says:

      Oh, man, you’re a worse taskmaster than Mistress Heidi. :whip

      But I have to tell you, when I first read this I had this sudden image of me running around *while* I write my stories. Like around & ’round in circles with a laptop in one hand, tapping away with the other. :rolf

  2. Jessica Lemmon says:

    I’d love to see another single title contemporary! :twirl
    And, lol about the self-imposed rewards not working for you. The carrot at the end of the stick usually has me waving a hand and saying, “Meh, I don’t have to have a carrot.”. …although if it were a carrot CAKE at the end of that stick, well, then, let’s talk. :rolf

    • Heidi says:

      Thanks, Jess. I’d love to do another one soon, too. But what kind? :Huh :Huh :Huh

      I’d work better with carrot cake than a simple carrot, too, but even then it would be Grab-Eat-I’ll Work After. :oops

  3. Heidi says:

    Well, I finally mowed the yard, so I can cross one item off, at least. Gack, do I hate the first mow of the season. I haven’t seen The Hunger Games yet, but I imagine my trying to survive mowing the lawn is a lot like fighting for your life in a dystopian society. :dropmouth

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