Monday, May 21, 2007

Trying to work

I'm still plugging away. It's difficult to work when you are holding your BREATH! No word on secret yet. But my deadlines don't CARE that my entire professional life is on the line. No, deadlines just keep marching on, demanding ATTENTION! I have two articles due this week and two due the next. Which, considering Mom's radiation schedule, moving parents entire home 250 miles and my dh's vacation, (during which he wants to get our entire yard done,) is going to be somewhat challenging.

Then there is DASH, otherwise known as the book that would not get finished. Well, actually it's done, but it's crap. I was revising chapter six and seven when I realized that my hero and heroine CANNOT have sex yet. They wanted to and I let them, but it is far too soon. They need more electricity before they do the deed. So I may have to write a brand new chapter and stick it in there. GAH.

I thought characters were done telling their story when the book was finished, but now I'm finding that they are just as unruly as ever during the revisions. Who knew?

7 comments:

Jaci Burton said...

This whole secret thing is making me insane, ya know.

All books are crap when they're finished. That's what edits are for ;-)

And isn't it awful when life and all its hecticness(yes, that's a word cuz I say so *g*) still must go on when you're in the midst of HOLDING YOUR BREATH BECAUSE YOU HAVE A SECRET AND YOU WON'T TELL US WHAT IT IS?

moonrat said...

She's right re: edits...otherwise, what would editors be for? Then I'd be, well, screwed.

And it's never too LATE in a relationship to have sex. Although sometimes it's too early. So good call.

stephhale said...

Hmm..secrets...asking about numbers on the loop....hmmm....what could it be? You are being very mean. But I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you anyway. I better be at least the 556th person you tell the secret to!
xo,
Steph

Elisabeth Naughton said...

Fingers crossed for you on this unknown secret. Waiting sucks.

Tempest Knight said...

Sorry to hear your life is such upheaval right now. Hope it all settles back soon.

Lexi said...

Yeah, the secret thing? Gettin' outta hand, now. I WANNA KNOW!!!

Amanda Ashby said...

The. Suspense. Is. Killing. Me.