Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hope?

You wanna talk about hope? I'm hoping for a lot of things right now, but mainly I'm just hoping I can get through the month of June.

Virgin's release is June 1, and Double Desire, my contribution to Sharing, the first Sextet Anthology for Siren, will be released June 3rd.

I'm going to the Lori Foster Get Together the first weekend in June. My hope there is that I arrive without having gotten lost. (Mapquest, don't fail me now!) Then I have an INRWA meeting the second Saturday in June.

I have revisions to Stud due June 20th. Then there are the guest blogs for Virgin throughout the month of June. To date, I've written one. Usually I'm done with them the month prior, but several are interviews. Don't have the questions yet, so I can't write them. Guess I'll move on to write the later ones first. At least I'll be ahead on something.

Then there's RWA the last week of June. I'll be missing both of my son's birthdays because they moved the event up to the end of June instead of the end of July. But they're big boys now, so I hope they'll forgive me.

I'm also hoping there aren't any bedbugs in the hotel in New York. Everyone assures me that this is a classy hotel and there won't be. Everyone but my husband, that is. He's worried that I'll bring them home with me. We're on vacation in Myrtle Beach right now, and I'd ask him for a bedbug update, but I don't want to get him started.

Anyway, I'm still writing blogs, still working on revisions. But at least I have an ocean view. Budley rigged up an office for me on the balcony so I could enjoy the sea breeze. And yes, that's an ironing board.





















I'm also on the eighteenth floor.





















I'm hoping I don't feel the need to jump before I leave tomorrow.

14 comments:

  1. Wow! Great view from your Myrtle Beach "office!" I'd write on an ironing board in exchange for a few sea breezes, you bet. Hope to meet you in NY.

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  2. Oh, no! I hadn't thought of bedbugs! Absolutely loved your post this morning and the picture which proves that writers can work anywhere and anything can serve as a desk. That which does not kill us makes us stronger...you'll be trading that towel in for a Super Woman cape by the end of June!

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  3. Oooh, I can just smell the ocean breeze and wish I was there. Sooo wonderful and conducive to good writing!!! Have fun!

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  4. Ha! What a post! I loved it! You look content, my dear and fabulous, too. I could hear you saying "Don't you wish you were here." And yes I do.
    I feel your pain of the June release, conference, and blogs because I have a July release. Which means I better get started.
    Amelia

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  5. What a gorgeous view! I would have a difficult time concentrating on my computer screen with that much gorgeousness in front of me.

    Your month sounds killer. Remember to take a break now and then - hop in the tub with a book!

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  6. Hope to meet you too, Mia! I'll be easy to spot. I'll be the one staggering around with a crazed look in her eyes.

    LOL! I think we all need SuperWoman capes, Carolyn! They should pass them out in the goodie bags!

    I'm actually doing more writing at the table inside, Terry, but my ironing board is standing by!

    Everything always seems to hit at once, doesn't it, Amelia? Then there will be a six month lull and it'll start all over again!

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  7. Great idea, Tamara, but I prefer to hop into bed with a book. It's too hard for me to get out of a tub anymore, and if I go to bed, I can fall asleep without drowning!

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  8. Don't jump, Cheryl! I'm envious of your sea breezes, but not of your workload. My book came out in April so now I'm just writing the next book - my favorite activity. I hope you get to go out and get your toes in the sand a little bit!

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  9. Yes, Joanne, when all you have to do is write, that's almost a vacation in itself. I did make it to the beach today, and even picked up a few shells. Too rough and windy to go out in the ocean very far, though.

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  10. Jealous! Love it--finally a use for an ironing board!

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  11. I am SO jealous! I love Myrtle Beach! We were supposed to go there this summer but our plans changed. :( Enjoy that gorgeous view and I hope you survive June. Me? I'm just trying to survive the next two weeks!!

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  12. Don't be jealous, ladies. I'm leaving Myrtle Beach in the morning. :(

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  13. Wow, I'd totally take an ironing board desk if it came with that view. LOL!

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  14. LOL, Cheryl. Good luck with your release promo.

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