Thursday, January 8, 2009

Time Travels On

It’s Thursday, my day to post. It snuck up on me this week.

I think that’s because I’ve been in the throes of three deadlines. One, I fortunately met, but it was given to me only last week and involved some extensive edits that I hadn’t been expecting. The other two were known and anticipated.

More likely, though, is that this new year is marching along much faster than I’d like. We’re already a week into it!

Plus, I’ve been dealing with my younger dog Mystie’s mysterious ailments. I think we finally have them under control--maybe. Do you hear me knocking on wood here?

By the way, one of the things I requested as a holiday present was a book I’d seen on Luck. Knocking on wood is discussed in it, along with lots of other superstitions of many cultures. The book itself has a cover that resembles wood, so I can knock on it in the absence of any other wood. Do I feel luckier now? Could be!

So, where am I? I’m about to e-mail the manuscript for my next Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mystery. I’m also about to e-mail a revised proposal for a Silhouette Nocturne that is a sequel to my January 2009 release ALPHA WOLF. I’ve already snail-mailed the edits for the other manuscript. Am I done? Nope--but some of the pressure will be off, at least.

How has the new year been treating you so far?



Camille Minichino said...

Just like the old, I'm afraid. And like yours, full of deadlines. It's a good thing I like everything I'm doing, or, as my husband says, I choose hecticity -- I'm not sure that's a word, but he uses it daily in reference to me.
I'm glad your writing life is thriving, Linda!

Monica Ferris said...

So far, so good. I'm researching but not writing right now, which feels odd.

Linda O. Johnston said...

Hey, I like the word hecticity, Camille. If we use it enough, maybe it'll become part of common language if it's not already. And, Monica, enjoy the researching. It can be as much fun as writing. Well, almost.

Janie Emaus said...

Mine started off with a broken finger (dog related!) but it's not going to keep me from writing!