Archive for October, 2012

Complain, Complain, Complain

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

I am here. Just barely.

Honestly gang, the Real World is kicking my ass upside down and sideways. I’ve got so much piled on my plate right now I’m surprised I haven’t snapped yet.

I haven’t, right?

Uh, yeah.

In addition to having a ton of extra work IRL, I have to sew the Offspring’s Hallowe’en costume, gut this house prior to dinner guests arriving on Saturday *and* clean out the step-Offspring’s bedroom because Boy Einstein and I have had the brilliant idea of renting it out (these are short-term rentals related to, and due to the nature of, BE’s work). As a result of that, we also need to renovate the basement bathroom. And there’s a tenant who’s already claimed the space beginning in January. Oy.

I would give up sleep, but, well…I can’t. You know how it is.

In other news, I finished my first round of edits on Party Starter. We’ll see if my dear, sweet editor sends me another round or not. Considering I did the first set whilst sneezing, coughing and sniffling, that second set may be inevitable. I’ll keep you posted.

The stress of all of this is making me want to eat. I am currently repeating my mantra of I’m not hungry. We’ll see if it actually works.

For now, I’m going to catch some zzz’s and do everything over again tomorrow. Whee!

I Hate Germs, And Other First World Problems

Monday, October 15th, 2012

I’m ill, thanks to Ms. Junior Peanut. She picked up a cold bug somewhere along the line and of course, being the one she’s around the most, I got it, too.

CRAP.

I don’t have time to be sick. The real world is currently kicking my ass in terms of freelance work, book edits, and trying to polish something else up that I can try to sell. That doesn’t count the neverending taxi-driving job I have bringing the Offspring to her various activities. And somehow fall also ends up being medical appointment season. We’ve got optometrist appointments to make, and dental appointments coming up… Yeesh.

So what can a poor gal like myself do? Not a whole hell of a lot. Try to stay hydrated, take cold medicine and various types of vitamin C, and get some sleep (HA!).  Riiiiight.

So on that note, I’m off to try and be as productive as I can be. We’ll see how *that* turns out.

Sold!

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Coming to an ereader near you in (hopefully) the not-too-distant future, from Ellora’s Cave:

Party Starter!

Yep, just signed the contract and sent it back to EC’s head office. I’ll be posting more about the story as publication time approaches.

So stay tuned, guys. More info is coming your way!