Lawd. Yesterday was "take the author photo day" – My friend – the executive chef and photographer – Christy Bishop – came up to the little log house with her cool professional camera and snappity snapped photos of my jittery self. Out of the howmanyever we took, I hope to find something Bellebooks will be proud to place on the novel *laugh* Christy had her work cut out for her. She finally had to force wine down my gullet to calm me down and make me behave *laugh*
I’ll next be looking at line edits. One.Step.At.A.Time we get to publication date. And I have some work with R&T I’m catching up on. And I have a pile of clothes I need to put up. And my floor needs mopping. And my jeans felt tighter yesterday – what puts TERROR in a woman but her jeans being tight…sheesh! I hate that I"m a slave to the tightness or looseness of a pair of daggum jeans -Haw! and my friend Kim V and I are working on the new website. And Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching! and and…
I am running by here because I fear my posting and visiting may be erratic – there’s the work on this novel, but I also am itching to get to work on the drafted second novel – continuing Virginia Kate’s story…..I can’t wait to hole up in my little library office and jump into another world. I’ll then be sort of crazed – stumbling out to the "real world" where I’ll have to blink and look around and say, "Oh, yes…this is where I live. This is my couch. This is Good Man Roger. This is my life." There is something magical and wonderful about the process and I hope I can do this until my last days.
I wanted to tell you all, too, that I’m working on The Rose & Thorn newsletter – it will be emailed out to subscribers in a few days. If you are not signed up, and would like to be, now is the time – your email is protected and never used for anything other than R&T’s newsletters. SIGN UP HERE.
As you can see, I didn’t abandon this blog, did I? *laughing* — I just can’t! I suppose I’ll just have to see what happens as things progress – even if I can’t get by here very often, well, that’s happened before!
Soon, I’ll put up some new photos – those have been up since early fall – huhn.
You all have a wonderful weekend – and wish me luck on all the stuff I have to do…lawd.
I’ll leave you with this! :