these last few days, and writing hasn’t played a huge part in all of it.
First and foremost, my baby girl turned eighteen on the weekend, so there was much partying to be done. We had separate parties for the family and her friends, simply because when twenty or so teenagers get together, they need to play the music LOUD, and that’s not a good thing for the older members of the clan. Of which Pete is now one. LOL (sorry Pete, but gotta get those digs in while I still can). Both were on the same day, so there was much food preparation to be done. Cheffing experience definitely came in handy once again–though we did go the pizza route with the teenage party–much easier (for me, especially 🙂 ) It all went well, though I still find it hard to believe she’s actually eighteen. Lord, it doesn’t seem that long ago that I was bringing my little blonde bundle home from the hospital. Once she gets her license, we’ll probably never see her (except for meals and when she needs to wash some clothes. lol)
Writing wise–well, as I said, not much has been done. Destiny came back for a final lot of edits before it headed off to the copy editors, and I expect that back from the copy editors within the next couple of weeks. I also have to proof read the first-pass galleys for The Darkest Kiss. That’s due at the end of January, so I’ve got to get my butt moving on that one. I did manage to do some writing today, though, and once again the plot has deviated. Just a little. I was worried that it was getting a little slow, so I’ve added–or rather, I’m about to add–a chase scene. Then it’s back to the plot and a late night snack with Ben. And that’s all the spoilers you’re getting for now 🙂
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