It's been a mixed week - bounced from extremely productive to extremely unproductive. Got a ton written on Bound Forever last weekend. I bound and gagged the internal editor and got an amazing amount done. I now only have a 1/3 of the book left to write and I'm on track to finish by mid-August. Go me! :) Then I dropped down to the other end of the productivity spectrum.
It became very obvious to me this week that when I'm not in the mood to write, I allow very bad TV to suck me in. I watched a marathon of Toddlers in Tiaras. And I mean marathon - like all night long, until 3am. It was like watching a train wreck - I just couldn't not watch. Very sad, really, since I was sitting at my desk, laptop on and the WIP open, and I chose to watch Toddlers in Tiaras instead of focusing on Oliver and Vincent. *shakes head at self*
But then Arthur and Leopold came to my rescue and snagged my attention. I pulled my notes for the sequel to Convincing Arthur out into a 7 page chapter outline (single-spaced, mind you). Then I wrote a synopsis for the book. Yesterday I received ARCs for my next m/f print book and spent last night putting together a promo mailing to bookstores and reader groups. I have no idea how effective such mailings are, but I have this feeling like I should do it, so I do. Plus it was a good mindless activity since the kidlet had a friend over last night and they were up past 1am, so there was no way I could have gotten anything done that required even an ounce of concentration. Monday I'll go to the postoffice after the EDJ, and I'm sure the postoffice workers will be frowning at me when I show up with a big box full of stuff to mail. And since the envelopes contain varying quantities of bookmarks, they will all need to be individually weighed. Yeah, the postoffice dudes are gonna hate me. LOL
Tonight I'll go back to Ollie and Vincent - they need to feel the love - and hopefully by Monday, I'll have a lot more written on the book. Still don't have release dates for His Client or Bound Forever, but I now have the feeling both will release this year. We shall see, though, and I'll post dates as soon as I have them.
I hope everyone's having a wonderful weekend! Oh, and the kidlet and her friend made me breakfast this morning. Diet coke, peppermint pattie and a hot fudge sundae poptart...yeah, the kidlet knows me so well ;)