Happy Monday!

Is Happy Monday a contradiction in terms? Is there such a thing as Happy Monday? :giggle:

For me there is, because the book from hell is done. Worked over the weekend and put the final touches on that baby. Now it’s finished. Finito. I’ve bid it adieu and it’s off to my editor. I won’t see it again for a while. Commence happy dancing! :boobie:

I know there are some authors out there who are reluctant to say goodbye to a book, to leave the characters they’ve grown to love so much. Um…I’m not one of those authors. By the time I’ve spent 3 or 4 months with a book, I hate it and everything about it, including the characters, who I want to die a slow and painful death. It’s not because the book isn’t good (really, it’s good. Honest!). I just have a very short attention span. So I’m ready to move onto the next book. I envy those authors who can spend a year writing a book. A year with the same plot and characters? I’d have to slit my wrists.

So now that I’m finally dragging myself out of the cave, I have to package up all the things I need to mail that I’ve been ignoring because of this deadline. I’ll get to the post office this week. Thanks to everyone who’s expecting something from me and who’ve been patient enough not to email with “Hey, lazy ass author, where the hell is my stuff?” It’s coming. Honest.

I’d like to say I’m going to take a month off and do nothing but read. (Takes a moment to ponder what that might be like. *sigh*). Unfortunately, the next book is due the first of October, as is my 2nd grandchild (a girl, we just found out! Squeeee!!!!). So I need to bust my ass to get the book written and turned in early so I can enjoy the new baby coming. And I have a couple conferences I’m attending right before the book is due, which is another reason to finish early. So I have to start plotting said book like…yesterday. That’s on my agenda for this week.

What are y’all up to this week? Any fun vacation plans coming up this summer?