4 AM and Cold and Love Scenes

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Today it's 36 but feels like 33. Glad I got the clothes from the dry cleaners last night! And I'll wear one of my new tops from Academy.

This getting up at 4 AM is taking its toll. I'm so tired! But after 2 days, I'm waking up automatically! I stayed in bed a little longer this AM because, you know, cold, but I'll be glad to hand this book in.

Have you guys been watching Jane Austen on Masterpiece Theater? I've seen Northanger Abbey and Mansfield Park and both were excellent.

I think I'm going to start physically rewriting StTA from the beginning. Some stuff I can keep, but I'm a little more focused now, and I think it needs to be done that way. I'm not sure of my priorities, other than Hot Shot, though. I want to get another book into Samhain, and it needs editing, if not revision, and I want to get a story into Wayback, before the town gets too built up, and there's too much stuff to worry about including. Maybe once I get Hot Shot turned in, we could do a writing challenge.

Honestly, I don't see how people work on more than one book at a time. It's making me a little crazy.

Okay, crazier.

Yesterday on the way to the dry cleaners, I was listening to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer. End of the third disc, and a sizzling love scene. I'd forgotten she could write them like that, then I remembered Welcome to Temptation. Anyway, it's very hard to concentrate on driving when you're listening to that. The reader presented it in breathless run-on sentences, and DANG. Dang. I wish I could have held onto some of that energy for my own writing last night, 'cause that's where I'm at in StTA. Actually, it's where I am in Hot Shot edits, too.

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3 comments:

Marianne Arkins said...

LOL... I can't NOT work on more than one thing at a time. If I'm not multitasking I go a little crazy.

You're doing great :-)

Kelly Boyce said...

I can't work on more than one book at a time. I'd go crazier too!

And I love Jennifer Crusie. I have Agnes at home from the library to finish reading. The first time I took it out it was on a 7 day loan and I didn't start reading until day 4. I had to return it only partially read. Ahh! Now I finally get to finish it.

MJFredrick said...

Marianne, I don't see how you do it. I've been stuck on the same love scene on the small town book for a WEEK! Thanks for the encouragement, though!

Kelly, I'm glad to find a kindred spirit. Agnes is GOOD, isn't it? I didn't like Don't Look Down, but I love Agnes.

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