Weekend Wrap Up
Sep
17
2007

I finished To Do List last night. This means in the Sven 70 Days Challenge which ended on Saturday – I wrote 107K words. This makes me very happy because during this time I had a writerly wallow and crisis of faith but I kept writing. In the last 70 days I also edited four books and did print galleys.

Oh lookie here! Well when I look at the Sven site, it tells me the Challenge doesn’t end until the 20th. So wheee, I’m actually at 111K! I don’t think I’ll be adding words though, I’m letting TDL sit and working on my revisions for Stripped this week (although it shouldn’t take me an awfully long time)

After revisions, I have some options but firstly I’ll probably do some sample chapters for a project Megan Hart and I have planned. If I don’t have to do the chapters on that, I want to revise and expand Second Chances once I get my rights back (later this month) and then finish up Standoff, the last Cascadia Wolves book which is due at the beginning of next year but I’d rather just get it done and not have the deadline hanging over me. I prefer to finish things early if I can, it’s a thing, I know.

I have a sore throat and Morrigan appears to be snotty (not just her normal attitude) and I had to give her cold medicine last night because she was coughing and feverish. Every year like clockwork, the beginning of school plague. I’m determined to resist so I’m chugging tea and taking all 800 of my vitamins and trying to eat as healthily as possible. My middle kiddo resisted it thought I was worried at the end of last week, he broke through this weekend and D is happy and healthy and chattering about Pokemon.

I picked up, and then tossed down three different books this weekend but did love the Mandy Roth books I read on my laptop. I also read a few Michelle/Mandy books and it gives me hope that dual author books can work. They work really well together.

Ironed eight million things for all my charges and there’s still more laundry. Good lord I hate laundry. However, there’s something about the mindless repetitive movement that helps me plot and get past story blocks so that’s always a good thing.

I’m all registered for RT in April and I’m talking to Frauke about designing some stuff for me to promote the Spice anthology. It’s all very exciting. We’re planning a fun workshop/reader appreciation party with swag and snacks – me, Anya Bast, Cynthia Eden, Megan Hart and Ann Aguirre. It’s on Friday so keep that in mind.

And cripes! I missed Rock of Love last night!! Writing comes before television of course and I wanted to finish the book. But now I don’t know who got sent home. Was it crazy Lacy, questionable taste in clothing Heather or One S Jes? Did anyone watch? I need to know.

Oh and to brighten those Monday blahs,

I heart Dominic Purcell.

7 comments to “Weekend Wrap Up”

  1. Mandy M. Roth
    September 17th, 2007 at 12:17 pm · Link

    πŸ˜€ Aww, thanks Lauren! And OMG on the hella hunk Dominic!



  2. Michelle M Pillow
    September 17th, 2007 at 12:18 pm · Link

    *drool*

    Way to end the post, make me forget everything you said LOL

    Frauke’s designs are great. I haven’t used her, but think if I was going to hire anyone, it’d be her. πŸ˜€



  3. laurendane
    September 17th, 2007 at 3:11 pm · Link

    He’s so pretty! And all domineering and stuff too, mmmmm!



  4. Stephanie
    September 17th, 2007 at 5:43 pm · Link

    I just love him Lauren!! Ever since I saw him in Blade-Trinity..it just made me like the bad guys a lil’ more!!LOL!!



  5. Shelley Munro
    September 18th, 2007 at 2:00 am · Link

    I hope you manage to beat the bug, Lauren. As usual I’d never heard of Dominic but he sure is purty to look at.

    Frauke has just done some bookmarks for me. She does such great work.



  6. Christine
    September 18th, 2007 at 7:02 am · Link

    What to say great picture. I feel a bug myself. I have this cough I can’t seem to get rid of. Kudos on all of the writing duringvteh challenge.



  7. laurendane
    September 18th, 2007 at 1:13 pm · Link

    Stephanie – He was a really hot Dracula wasn’t he? And Ryan Reynolds was in that one as well. Yum.

    Shelley – he is deeeelicious!

    Christine – hope the cough is clearing up.