Why Am I Quiet?

Been working!  Head over to The Deadline Dames  and read Rachel Vincent’s post on what a deadline looks like. I set aside unpacking and um, moving stuff around too many times, to critique. Her deadline is tomorrow and yeah, I had suggestions. So, she called and we hashed out what would work.

We got to talking plot, I got distracted, told her a chenille throw had exploded in my washing machine. Still distracted, I. Put. It. In. The. Dryer. (Brain cells on high, I tell ya.)

I’m surprised there is still blanket left. When I opened the door to the dryer, this stuff went EVERYWHERE. I have to wait for the stuff in the washer to dry to vacuum it out because it infiltrated all those tiny holes!!!

Sometimes, I’m amazed I survive the day when I’m working. Whether it’s on my own books or Rachel’s, I get excited talking plot.  So, what else have I done while talking plot on the phone?

I’ve splattered bleach on new jeans. 

I’ve forgotten food in the oven.

I’ve forgotten to turn off oven. (Okay, I do this one a lot. 😦    ) 

I’ve driven the wrong way.  (Um, as my friend CJ can tell you, this isn’t that abnormal either. )

Okay, come to think of it… maybe it’s surprising I survive most days.  <g>

Writing excites me. I love nothing more than diving into the hows and whys of a story. Love the whole process of writing. It’s a lot more fun than the submission part, though that starts out exciting.  For someone who could use a little more patience this part can be tough some days. This part that is out of my hands.

So, how to deal?

Go back to the fun part. The creation. Oh yeah, baby.


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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2 Responses to Why Am I Quiet?

  1. Goodness gracious! What a mess!

    I abhor laundry. I have a ton of it to do. I finally got my previous load out of the washer, after having to rewash it again about 3 times. I really suck at switching them. 😦

    And poor Rachel! What a post! Glad you guys pulled through the ticket.

  2. relliott4 says:

    I do that three wash thing a lot. I also touch up the stuff in the dryer. Drives the hubby crazy.

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