It’s that day again, isn’t it?
Actually, I could say it’s that week as this one is a toughie for me.
As I mentioned when I posted my ‘closed for the weekend’ notice on Saturday, I’m presently in the thickest heat of a deadline.
Yep, I’m wrapping a new book just now.
And that’s always good news. I LOVE finishing a book!
But doing so means ye olde nose to the grindstone.
Or, in my case, pounding dear old George. (my keyboard, to those not in the know) It also means way too much coffee, way too little sleep, a neglected personal appearance, a messy house, including an office that looks like a cyclone rolled through.
Above all, it means staying offline.
This is when I don’t check email, ignore the phone, and just, well, write.
Better said, WRITE.
All the day long and well into the night. Only Em gets attention. That never changes.
The work is consuming me. However, as today is Monday and I love starting the week with a chuckle, I thought you might enjoy seeing just how much the work fills my mind.
For example, one of the things I did this weekend was write a love scene. A really hot one, by the way.
At one point, I took a break to take Em outside.
This is what I saw..
Now it might just be me, but I burst out laughing.
These innocent Florida bromeliads reminded me very much of the scene I was working on.
If you can’t see why, here’s a closer look..
Kinda skinny, I’ll admit.
To a writerly mind totally occupied with… ahem, ahem… certain heated goings-on, the imagery fits.
At least, it did to my warped and wicked sense of humor.
Besides, laughing is good for the soul, as I like to say.
So even when the work consumes me, I’m delighted to find a spot of whimsy in my world.
I really needed the chuckles. And when I returned upstairs to my turret, I was smiling.
I hope my wicked mind wanderings bring a Monday chuckle to you, too.
Please understand if I’m not here (even in comments) for a few days. Being silent is the only way I can get to ‘The End.’
I’ll be back with bells on when the work is off my desk and in NY. So look for me on Thursday or thereabouts.
Till then, be safe, be happy, and remember to smile.