Tuesday, January 03, 2006

SURVIVING THE BIG HOLIDAY PUSH--Part II

SURVIVING THE BIG HOLIDAY PUSH Part II

15 days until release
Sunday, December 18

Bound to be totally bored...
Laundry day. Ugh! Got to be done, but it takes up the whole dang day! So fun folding clothes in-between trying to fix the drama my book in progress has become and trying to think of yet more people to tell about the pending release of BOUND AND DETERMINED. I'm running out of ideas. One of my single male cousins suggests telling the men in my office. Immediately, I'm thinking...no. I have to sit in meeting with these guys. I'd rather doing it without knowing they'd read my very detailed descriptions of sex. I'm just funny that way.

But Determined to find something fun to do!
Okay, so I've been working hard. I've nearly worked my way through the entire manuscript so far, pinning and tucking and tidying. I'm feeling better. I have a new plan. Don't I deserve a little bit of time to do some fun reading? Stop shaking your head. Yes, I do! Work with me, people.
I finish the book and sigh. I could go off on a rant about insecure heroines who are grateful for a man, even if he is a raving jerk, but I don't have that much space and I'm pretty sure you don't have that much time. So...I guess I need to look for another book. I content myself with the fact the Cowboys are playing, so I should be entertained by that.

Or be totally annoyed!
So, the game is over, and I'm wondering if the all-girls' school in the next town showed up, rather than the actual Dallas Cowboys. That was a butt-kicking if I ever saw one. I'm 2 for 2 today in the luck department. Hmmm. I'd go back to bed if I thought I'd actually sleep.
After dinner and a quick bath for my child, the day is over. And YES! The laundry is finally finished. 9 o'clock at night, but I'm done for another week.

So glad the day is over. I managed to:
  • Moved forward on promotion plan for BOUND AND DETERMINED - COMPLETE (a teeny bit)
  • Finish the laundry - COMPLETE (finally!)
  • Work on existing manuscript - COMPLETE (wish to hell I was finished!)

11:00 pm - I'm off to bed. It occurs to me that I promised myself a manicure and pedicure about 10 days ago. I still haven't had time for it. In the race to get my house ready for the holidays, work on this book, promote the release of BOUND AND DETERMINED, the rewards for checking items off my list are just not happening. I'm on vacation from work from the 23rd until January 3rd. Hopefully, it will be much less hectic then! Stop laughing!

Shelley Bradley

2 Comments:

Blogger Robin Caroll said...

Go get the manicure and pedicure...and uh, can you come do my laundry??? LOL Mine is NOWHERE complete! And it multiplies whenever I turn out the light! LOL

GOod job, lady!

7:33 AM  
Blogger Shelley Bradley said...

I still haven't had the manicure and pedicure. Shhh! Hopefully, this weekend. Slowly, surely, I'm getting caught up.

Laundry is like rabbits. I finish and turn around to find stacks of it. Grrr!

9:20 AM  

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