It’s my favorite day of the week again.
But this week isn’t that bad.
The Deadline Dragon isn’t breathing fire down my neck. He’s appeased. At least, for the moment!
I’m here to share something really astounding. An astonishing discovery that will prove beyond doubt what I say so often.
Magic is real.
Whimsy isn’t just figment of fancy. It’s alive and breathing.
To me, just coming off deadline, that’s terrifying. (well, it is when the talk is of DEADLINE DRAGONS)
‘Course, it’s rather hilarious, too.
That’s why I’m bringing the news into the tea room today: Deadline Dragons exist!
I spotted one this weekend during a cycle run..
If not, look in the middle of the U-shaped branches. Center of the picture, close to the ground.
Betcha see him now?
His two beady little eyes and big, sharp teeth!
He was looking right at me as I innocently halted to drink some water. There the bugger was, hiding in the underbrush, spying on me because I wasn’t at my desk, banging away on George. (my keyboard)
Likely, he forgot the new book has been on my editor’s desk in New York since Thursday. Or maybe he was mad because I didn’t jump right into the next deadline?
I allowed myself the weekend off. I’m starting the new-new book today. I don’t think that was good enough for Mr. DD.
I think he’s following me around, Tarts.
Here’s a closer look at him..
I think he rather resembles a Komodo Dragon.
I’ve seen those beasties in Indonesia. Believe me, they are scary critters.
Naturally, a Deadline Dragon is worse. There’s no getting around that.
Of course, if you take good care of them, feeding them daily, giving them treats and back rubs now and then, it’s easy to keep them content.
As this one above forced me to work 40 hours straight last week, I am going to be reeeeeal nice to him this go-round.
For starters, not only am I starting my new-new book today (yay!), I brought the Deadline Dragon into the tea room.
That’ll help keep him happy.
And, I hope, bring you a smile and a chuckle to start the week.
I have lots of other neat things to share. Special bits and pieces of whimsy and what-not that caught my eye during my recovery weekend.
So hang around. And have a great week!
Watch out for Deadline Dragons. You’ve now seen proof they exist. ‘Course, they only want books turned in on time, so we can’t really think poorly of them.
This one is kinda cute, isn’t he?