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Feb 09

Mischa Eliot

Check What’s Up: So many ideas

News going on this week (and next)

I’m stuck at the front desk this week, and next. It tends to make me grumpy and I probably end up being a little more rough on my characters than they actually deserve. Hopefully they (and you) will be kind enough to understand we all have these moments and these two weeks are going to be full of mine. When you have the same people calling in over and over and over again – and then again – to the same people (and these people have direct lines and their calls from these people do not have to come through the desk) you tend to get a little stabby. Or at least, I do.

I’m doing my best to work through the stress by typing as fast as I can on my lunch break – because what doesn’t help but writing when you’re stressed to the max? And, on top of all that stress my muse is throwing ideas out at me at the velocity of the comet we’ll be (possibly) viewing (depending on cloud cover) Friday night/Saturday morning.

I feel bad because, once again, I haven’t touched Flashed on Friday. It’s more than half done. I’m happy with what I have, so I don’t think there will be too much edit/revision, other than to verify that it reads smoothly. Now, the mus wants me to write a Sex in Suburbia type of short story collection or novella. I love the idea, I truly do, but holy crap, it’s going to have to be put on the way back burner because I have a story I need (want) to write for the Big Book of Submission (if you didn’t see, they pushed back their deadline to the 15th of this month and I decided to write a second story for consideration).

And that’s not all

I’m also taking Rachel Kramer Bussel’s Between the Sheets class for the next four weeks. That started on the 7th. I wanted to go on an overnight trip with my best friend on the 25th, but due to funds and time, I don’t think it will happen. Perhaps she’ll love me enough to just scale it back to dinner and drinks. I’ve also taken some time to schedule a refresher facial with my favorite day spa on Saturday. That is some pampering I sorely need with this ridiculous weather – one day snow – the next fifty degrees – yo-yo game Mother Nature is playing.

Lots going on in the background and lots going on here at the blog. I’m trying to be more consistent, more real, to you my lovely readers. I hope things are going well in your corner of the world. Please do share your successes and stresses in the comments. I’ll be happy to share the weight with you.

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