How about my laptop?
As long as I have been published, I've had a deadline at the end of the summer. This summer - 2012 - is no different. My 8th Odelia Grey novel is due at the end of September. I'm not very far along on it either. In fact, I have 71 days to get my big ole butt in gear and produce a full, clean, and entertaining book. Count 'em - 71. Half way through those days, Hide and Snoop, my 7th Odelia, will be released, and I am booked solid with book signings.
|Glen Ivy - Doesn't this look like I'm working?|
Before you cast judgment, and start giving me schoolmarm pursed lips, remember, all work and no play makes Sue Ann a dull girl, not to mention slightly nuts and bitchy.
And it's not like I've frittered away the beginning of the summer. I turned a novella into one publisher at the end of June, and took a week off from the day job to research another book that is due shortly after the first of the year. (Okay, I admit, I did also squeeze in a bit of vacation during that week.) And I also set my schedule for the rest of the year. Just yesterday I realized, with quite a start, that in the next 14 months, I have one novella and three novels due to two different publishers. At least one of those novels is started.
Now if you'll excuse me, I need to get back to work. Oh, and you other Criminal Minds - just put me down for potato salad, purchased from a local caterer. I'll have them deliver it. That'll work, won't it?