Space Case

I had a crazy weekend.  Not one word written since Thursday.  The worst thing about a three day break at this point in the book is it slows momentum–big time. 

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… 

red1.jpg  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.

blue.jpg 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! 


About Rinda Elliott

Writer.I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children. I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.
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4 Responses to Space Case

  1. carol says:

    Love, love, love the red shirt. Will have to get one. Know what you mean about the weekend, what with filing contest man and family, serously interfered. Rachel’s ARC’s look so awsome. Seriously jealous here.

  2. You know, I still have your Christmas present. The wine reminded me. (That’s a hint.)

    I’ll bring it to OK this month.

    My oldest is going to be 9 this summer, and all three of my kids already know to ask me several times when making a request for ANYTHING from me because I’m such a space case and am so easily distracted. I’m unable to turn off the brainstorming switch.

  3. Dana Pollard says:

    I need the invisible writer shirt. BAD. 🙂

  4. Yeah, I think we had the same weekend. Again. Except I didn’t try to fit in anyone but #1. I’m fitting everyone else in next week, hopefully after the current book is finished.

    And I’m a total space case. Constantly. I’m used to it, but apparently my family isn’t, even after all these years… 😉

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