Book is due Friday. A week from tomorrow Ty and I go on our honeymoon. Kids have wildly different needs but I am all tunnel vision now. It’s writing from 8 am until 8 pm or later. No TV, no hanging out, no chatting, chilling or anything but getting words on page and tackling the final edit.
In some ways this is a good place to be with the book. Its almost easy now–not the writing, because the brain is really tired–but the schedule and the choices. I don’t go anywhere, don’t wear real clothes, don’t answer the phone. I just write. And take a couple baths a day. Baths help me unwind a little, relax, get the kinks out while I try to figure out what I’m going to write next.
And in between baths and protein bars and cups of tea, I think about how fun it’ll be to get on this British Airways flight and head to Heathrow with Ty. I’ve got a stack of books to take. I haven’t read a novel in weeks and weeks and am pining away without reading, but can’t read until my book is done.
I hope you are all well. I’d love to get an update on you. How are you? What are you busy with at the moment? Anything you can share? I’m going to be sending out 5 Halloween treats to those of you who post a comment on this blog this week by Thursday night. Remember, you need to comment below, on this actual blog. I’ll draw 5 names Friday morning. Talk to me because you are the only contact I’ll get this week!