Need More Time

I know, everyone always says they need more time in the day. I don’t really need more time, I just need the ability to multiply myself so I can get stuff done. One to keep up with forums and posting on my different sites, one to research and compile facts for books and to later publish on my site, one to go to my day job, another to clean the house, another to run errands, one more to read my vast collection of books and manga and comics, and then that leaves me to write. *Sigh* It won’t happen though. So, it’s just me. Which means, I need to learn time allocation. *snort, rolls eyes* That’ll happen (<-sarcasm).

So, let’s see what happened:

1 – Saturday I went to a Samhain Publishing, Ltd. luncheon at Champps in Columbia, MD with Angela James (editor) and Eve Vaughn. Angela brought her 2yr old daughter (she’s a cutey). Jean Marie Ward got sick and Bianca D’Arc got a flat, so they couldn’t make it. I’m still not sure what happened to Joy (from Joyfully Reviewed) but she didn’t make it either.

It was still a fun lunch. Champps has great food. And I got to meet and talk to Eve and Angela. Eve signed books for me and my friend Terez. I had books for Bianca and Jean to sign, but I’ll have to catch them next time around. Jean’s mentioned having a gathering of the authors in this area just so we know who’s where. 🙂

2 – As of 8pm last night, a new excerpt for ADRIENNE was posted on my site. I got one more excerpt to go, which will be posted next week, and then the big day arrives. I’m so antsy. The closer it gets the less I’m able to concentrate on anything. I haven’t written a blasted word in two weeks. It’s annoying. Once I get out of this mode–writer’s block because of anticipation anxiety–I’ll be a writing machine… I hope.

My latest WIP is 90% complete. I hope to have it out of the way by the end of July, along with some novellas I started. One novella looks like it might become a category if I’m not careful and the other novella came to me (the last thing I wrote before this block started) one Saturday morning. I didn’t leave my computer until it was mostly written (5000 words in 6-7hrs). I know that’s not even half a novella (by Samhain standards) but that’s pretty good for the amount of time; and I got enough written that I know how the main characters meet, what the plot is, how the plot is resolved, and the ending. I just gotta flesh it out. Who knows, by August I may be announcing another novel contract and two novella contracts. Keep your fingers crossed.

My goals for today:
1 – Finish Book Launch Party goodie bags (50 bags of handsewn tulle… yes, I’m out of my mind, but that’s why my books are so interesting). These goodie bags are choke full of Samhain authors’ postcards, bookmarks, magnets, business cards, etc.

2 – Switch out my purse. I got a new purse yesterday. I had to, the old one wasn’t big enough to accomodate my PDA, digital camera, iPod, wallet, promo postcards, promo bookmarks, business cards and a whole host of other things. The new purse isn’t that much bigger than the old but it has more comparments–I’m going for better organized rather than bigger.

3 – Answer Coffee Time Romance’s Question of the Week. This is third because I really need to do #1 and #2 first. 🙂 I love CTR–Kayelle and Karenne are the greatest–but that party is Saturday and I need to start using my new purse before I lose something.

4 – Reattach my surround sound speakers to the wall. I used 3M’s contact tabs to hang up my speakers so I wouldn’t put holes in the wall (in an apt). They held all winter long, but the minute the heat hit my speakers fell off the walls. On their way down, they demolished my Justice League figurines. Flash, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern survived; but Hawkgirl, Batman, Martian Manhunter, and Lex Luther bit it. I could glue them, but that would look tacky. Once I get the money, I’ll just buy them again. (*sigh* like I’m not already going broke with the addition of a car payment.)

That’s it. I want to put a number five, but I doubt I’ll get further than #3.

Next blog topic: Lack of Opinion (as soon as I get time, I’ll post my rant about this.)

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