Sunday, October 4, 2009

Why am I attempting to do this in the morning?


Hi, Stuck the picture there because I thought the place needed more color.  I have decided that the 'little ' things that need doing have gotten out of control.  I spend hours doing 'little' things when I could - and should - be writing.  Sometimes it's avoidance, but at the moment it's starting to be an aggravation.

Now, it's true that not all of this is little stuff.  I need to get all my things ready and printed out for a talk I am giving in NJ at the end of the month.  I know that, if I sit down to begin seriously writing, I will suddenly realize it is almost time to drive to NJ and I haven't gotten anything ready.  Procrastination is my middle name.  So - do it now.  Then there's cleaning out my website mailbox because it got so horribly spammed and we have set up a new mailbox with better Spam control.  Takes a long time to forward about 200 or so e-mails(which is all the reasonable mail that was in amongst the thousands of Spam)  Also takes a long time to get things together for a new website but I am pleased with it.  And there's more stuff like that and we all know that getting anything done on the computer doesn't really go as fast as it should.

So - Monday is the kick off day for serious writing.  I have been playing around from time to time putting in more sexual tension but I need to crack down or Thanksgiving dinner could end up being pizza.  Frozen.  Throw it in the oven, dears, and let me know when it's ready kind of thing.  Also want to be able to go really crazy with the Christmas decorations - and hoping the Demon Duo(my two youngest cats) are no longer inclined to run up and down the tree.  I am a Christmas decoration junkie.  Got a collection of angels, of Santas, and of Nutcrackers.  Also have three trees because I have so many decorations.  Takes time to put all that stuff out and I intend to have it this year.  Hartley and Alethea better shape up.

Probably should have reread my other blogs so I would know I'm not repeating myself - but Hartley and Alethea are the hero and heroine in my current work-in-progress.  She is fine, having all her visions and doing her best to be sure the man she came to London to save stays alive and getting all hot and bothered and dewy-eyed whenever he's around.  It's Hartley that's really being a pain.  I think Monday will be spent trying to wrestle him into shape.  Popping in and out of the story while busy doing other things hasn't worked.  I'm a strong believer in characters making the story - and being most of the problem if there's a glitch.  So Hartley better gear himself up for a slap-down as it's coming to him on Monday.  I think the problem is that he is being too much the gentleman so it's time to introduce him to his baser instincts. 

Now, back to being the doorman for the cats.  Ta

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to read your next one, Hannah!

    Tracy

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