Confession time: Recently, I haven't had the time or energy to blog. Nor have I been able to blog hop. I've fallen behind in returning emails . . . again. My house will soon be declared a disaster zone and I've been living on Dunkin' Donuts and Chinese take-out.
My Excuse: Friday day I worked at the library (5 hours). Friday night I performed at a restaurant/bar (4 hours). Saturday morning I spent two hours filling out a cover spec sheet for MP. That afternoon I performed at Ballys Casino (4 hours). That night I performed at that restaurant/bar (4 hours). Sunday morning I slept late, trying to recover my voice and rest my aching knees. Sunday day and night I researched (I now know way to much about 19th century shotguns) and wrote. (10 hours) Yes, I was braindead, but I was two days behind schedule. Monday (yesterday) I wrote. (15 hours) Today I attended a three-hour training course for the library, came home and started writing again. Felt guilty about being away from my blog for yet another day . . so here I am.
The Good News: The audio systems were awesome on all three of my gigs, hence I sang with ease and actually had FUN. During the library workshop where we learned a new database program, another librarian typed in my name and LASSO THE MOON came up in the NOVEL LIST database along with the awesome Book List review. Six months ago I wasn't included in NOVEL LIST, I checked. Now I am. Woo-hoo! Over a two day period I wrote 22 pages plus did some tweaking on earlier chapters.
That's the scoop on me, folks. Deadline for ROMANCING THE WEST is now six weeks away. if I can stay focused like I've been for the past two days and let everything else in my life fall through the cracks, I'm good. *g*
When you're crunched for time what do you let slide?