But the other bad thing is my mind is pretty much stuck in my urban fantasy setting right now and all weekend, my characters were stomping around and swearing that I left them in a pretty tight spot. I’ve been so deep in my heroine’s head, I cussed at a couple of innapropriate moments and I think I even reached for my knives at one point.
Uh, I don’t have knives…
I tried to fit in friends and family who have been feeling neglected in my personal race here but my mind was just not altogether there. I kept spacing and I really, really, really wish I’d been paying attention when I accepted that last appletini Saturday night…
So, I need to slam the work in this week and I’m trying not to think that I have bridal showers and baby showers and a closing on the new business… not to mention sitting the kiddies down daily to look over homework… they have grade issues.
Doesn’t it seem like everyone plans their weddings, babies and get-togethers in the spring? And what’s with the extra school projects?????
In good news, my new batch of Riesling looks fantastic! I’ll be racking it on Tuesday and then giving it a couple of months to clear up for bottling. It already smells fantastic, so I’m excited about it. I’ll be putting together a merlot or pinot next, haven’t decided.
In store news, I’ve been so frustrated! I do these fun newsletters and plan to really pump up the humor and snark in them this year, but the effort is for nothing when the things don’t mail out. I’m tempted to create my own newsletters and try to get a mailing list together privately. Cafe Press will never share the mailing list for my subscribers and I have nearly 150. It’s seriously cool that 150 people are interested in the next Snarky style and it would be nice if I could give them the newsletters they requested.
Here are the newest designs I did right before the newsletter that disappeared…
Called Invisible Writer. I love the red color and did this design for it specifically–though it looks cool on the blue ones, too. There are always versions in the men’s shirts, too.
Hear That Echo? Says, I tried meditating so I could free up my mind for writing and it worked! But… now I can’t get started until I clean up all these cobwebs.
And last but not least, I think I’m nearly as excited about my critique partner’s ARCs as she is. Check these beauties out!