Mid-Week Ramble

How can it be March 20 already? How? I feel like a broken record: Where does the time go? Where does the time time go? Where does the time go?

Yesterday, I left the island for the first time in weeks. I need new glasses. Well, not need so much as want. I want a new pair of glasses. Ones with black frames. So I went to our favorite eyeglass outlet and picked out a nifty new frame. I also took in my silver wire-rimmed pair and asked if they could tint them a little. Something different. I also have red frames and brown tinted glasses. All perscription. No, I don't need that many pair. I want that many. Since I have to wear them every dang day, I like variety. Speaking of, I have a hair appointment on Saturday. *g*

Except for the eyeglass expedition, I spent the rest of yesterday at the computer, writing and musing, musing and writing. It took me about nine hours to finish chapter two and start chapter three of a proposal for a new story, but it was worth it. I was pleased with the results. So I knocked off at 9pm and treated myself to a movie. It's so rare that I take time away for TV or movies anymore so I was terribly disappointed that Babel did not engage me. I only made it about forty minutes in. I should've watched Casino Royale (again). Steve just bought me the DVD. Yay!

Today, more long hours at the computer, but I finished chapter three! Yah! I just sent the proposal off to my agent. Here's hoping she likes it. Tomorrow, I need to start the synopsis for Evie's third adventure, due in to HQN by the end of this month. After that I dive into The Fall of Rome, my next contracted western. Yee-ha!

Speaking of Evie, just a little over one month until the release of the first book in the series, All About Evie. My nerves are all a tingle. Not that I'm obsessing about how it will be received, but I started googling myself everyday--not as thrilling as it sounds--to see if any early reviews pop up. So far, nothing. If I end up getting slashed and burned somewhere, please somebody, remind how I always preach that reviews are subjective. Or as another author's daughter once said: Opinions are like buttholes. Everybody has one. Heh. Not that I expect anything other than praise for Evie. That's called positive thinking, folks. *g*

Today, I also scrubbed the entire disgusting bathroom top to bottom. But you don't want to hear about that.

Yesterday, Billie-the-Wonder-Dog had an appointment with the vet. She's almost 14 now, but aside from some arthritis, she is in spectacular health. Ruuff!

My 'To Do' list is two pages long. Don't ask.

I've been eating less and NOT losing any weight. What's up with that? And yes, I've been exercising. Sometimes.

I got my grubby little mitts on an ARC (advanced reading copy) of Lara Adrian's Kiss of Midnight. Three words: Intense. Imaginative. Erotic. I'll have lots more words for you, once I finish it, which won't be too long from now since I'm devouring this fast-paced, stellar read.

I could ramble on, but it would digress into a stressball account of my 'To Do' list. Instead, I'll wish you a fantastic week and leave you with this....

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." ~~ Mark Twain

Comments

Brooks said…
"I've been eating less and NOT losing any weight. What's up with that? ..."

Do you get at least 8 hours of sleep every night? Lack of sleep can cause weight. Also, stress. We all know how busy you are ...that can be stressful even if you are having fun!

Well, there you have most of my rationalizations for not being able to lose weight. I need an Oreo!
Jordan Summers said…
Beth, I am so jealous. I cannot wait for Lara's book.
Scott Oden said…
Crap! It's the 21st now! Where does the time go? May will be here before I know it and I am so not ready . . .

If you get tired of Casino Royale, try Blood Diamond with Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou . . . an excellent movie!

Gaaa . . . the 22nd is just around the corner! To work!
Mary Stella said…
You should run a contest to guess what color your hair will be after the upcoming appointment. Auburn, black, warm brown with blonde streaks, blonder than blonde? People could send their predictions and you could pick a winner from all those who correctly guessed. *vbg*
Beth Ciotta said…
Brooks, could that be it? Insuficient sleep and stress? Hmmm. Pass me those oreos, will ya? ;)

Jordan, you're gonna love KOM. Yowza.
Beth Ciotta said…
Scott, I know you feel my pain. Tick. Tick. Tick. :) I figure I can watch Casino Royale at least a half dozen more times in the coming weeks. Heh. But I will absolutely keep Blood Diamond in mind. Thanks!

I KNEW you were going to say something about my ever changing hair color, Mary. :) A contest, eh? I'll keep that in mind for when I'm feeling like a change. This visit is simply to cover the--ack!--grey. :)
Roni said…
My son got me into watching Heroes. It's very exciting! You can watch on line (the episodes that aired already).
Can't wait for Evie and Romancing the West!
Beth Ciotta said…
I've heard awesome things about Heroes, Roni. I just know if I watched an episode or two, I'd be hooked. I think that's why I've steered clear. LOL Another distraction I do not need. Gosh darn, I need more time in the day! :)

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