Posts Tagged ‘Brain Dead’

Brain Dead. Rats.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

I had this totally amusing post to write but first I had to do a bazillion other things like try to stay on top of the bookmark requests. This weekend I will prep a bunch for mailing unless I decide to hold them until I get my bookmarks for Scandal and My Forbidden Desire. I emailed all the new people who didn’t provide a name and address, too.

Then someone sent me a 10 GB file three times only I don’t have broadband. I refuse to count satellite as broadband. It’s not nano-band like dial up but it’s still narrrow-band. My internet choked for quite a while. Urk. Then I had to send out an announcement for Scandal for the Regency Reader since they’re doing February releases and since I needed to include the cover art that was a big attachment going upstream. I also had to view the revised book trailer for Scandal which I think rocks but I had to send it Megan F for outside opinion. Another big attachment going out.

After that I had to completely rewrite my "Proposal Blurbs" which my agent wants to send on to my editor before Friday. I did a complete re-do. Complete. I kept the names. That’s it. But I got all three done with relatively low pain once I remembered that should I get to write these books, I’m not likely to stick with those plots. On the other hand, I found it was remarkably useful to write them as I am now much more focused on the central conflicts, and from there, my friends, even Carolyn can write a novel. Blurbs have been sent.

In between all that I had to feed the dog, spend some time with Soccer Boy, feed him dinner (gnocchi and sausage), show him how to back up his iPhone, uninstall crapware from his computer, report my Golden Heart scores to RWA and do laundry.

Also, I went through my stack of RWA books and found I have duplicates of duplicates. I feel a contest coming on.

That’s why I forgot the amusing topic for tonight’s blog.

Now to bed.


What’s on your desk right now?

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

I’m brain dead today. Some might argue that I am brain dead most days. Could be true. So here’s a survey … what’s on your desk right now? Here’s my quick list:

  1. Monitor, printer, laptop in docking station
  2. Vase of silk flowers
  3. bills to pay
  4. Mouse and mouse pad
  5. The U.S. Army and Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual
  6. Headphones
  7. Revision letter for Magellan’s Witch plus MS
  8. My cat Jake
  9. Ceramic heart, painted red by my son, size of a quarter
  10. miscellaneous crap. Not telling. So there. Also, I’m deliberately NOT looking behind the monitor. I imagine it’s quite neat and tidy back there. Is so.
  11. Really lovely art glass coaster.

FYI, my desk is really not big enough for all this stuff. But it’s all there. Also, I think I’m going to get into bed with the MS for MW and start reading again. Although I feel tired enough to go to sleep right now.