Today's musings will be about my summer vacation. And my first thought is:
A. Did I have a vacation? Are there pictures?
B. Is the summer over? I haven't gone swimming yet. Do I even own a bathing suit?
C. Why have I lost complete track of time? Maybe I'm in a time vortex or
D. If this is a time vortex, does that mean I get to hang out with Dr. Who? (The
David Tennant Doctor, if you please)
Answer: All of the above, though I really wish D were true. All you Tennant fans
raise your hands! Here's a picture of him just because.
Now, the answer is that as an author, I don't really ever take time off. I'm
always thinking about what I'm going to write. And if I'm not actually writing,
I'm feeling guilty for NOT writing. It's a hard life I live.
So when overwhelmed by guilt about taking time off, I usually:
A. Play plants vs. zombies. It's my go-to guilt reliever. That and pogo.com. No,
it doesn't actually relieve any guilt, but it distracts me from it for a time.
B. Call Elizabeth Hoyt who tells me that I deserve a break. And would I like to
see some more pictures of Benedict Cumberbatch? She's found some new ones.
C. Internet shopping. Or real life shopping. But online, I'm usually able to
pretend I'm a size 6 and six foot tall. And blonde. I always like pretending I'm
D. Pull out my iPad and start writing. Doesn't matter what. I'm a veritable
fountain of words.
E. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I'm sorry. There is no E because I'm so busy laughing at
Answer: A. I go straight to mindless games. That and threes which I downloaded
for free from a Starbucks special. Damn those free aps.
Okay, okay. Now for the real question. What did Jade do this summer?
A. Watched my beautiful daughter get married. God, it was such a wonderful
ceremony and fun reception, I still get misty-eyed. And I'm not a misty-eyed
kind of gal.
B. Found my swimsuit and went to the beach. Yup, while the newlyweds went on
their honeymoon, my family got together at vacation condos on Lake Michigan. And
a good time was had by all.BIKINI PIC
C. Embarrassed my sister and brother-in-law with the game Cards Against Humanity
(http://cardsagainsthumanity.com/). It's just like the game Apples to Apples but
with different cards. Ones that would make sick and twisted human beings laugh.
Clearly, I qualify. Clearly, my sister does not.
D. Realized that I do not want to live in San Antonio. Sweltering hot and humid
does not make me smile.
Answer: All of the above! What I did not do was meet my writing goals for the
summer. Oh well. I'm doing them now. Just so long as the work gets done
eventually, everyone's happy, right?
Maybe this will give me inspiration??
And while you're waiting for my next Kathy Lyons contemporary (what I'm writing
now) give this one a try. TWO WEEK SEDUCTION. It's light and funny and sexy hot. Just
like me...or how I pretend I am!
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