Monday, December 11, 2006

Losing My Mind (Or What's Left of It!)

I was sure I'd written a post since last Thursday. Guess not. Maybe I meant to. Maybe I formed one in my head. Or not.

It's been a busy few days. Friday after work I went Christmas shopping. Saturday I went grocery shopping and worked on crafting a 2 page synopsis for my contemporary. Saturday night we had our staff Christmas party for the day job at the boss's house. A good time was had by all and I ate enough for three people. Come to think of it, I drank enough for 3 people as well. Sunday I slept on the couch for 11 hours and then it took me a few more hours to pull myself together enough to keep my eyes open. I stopped by my brother's house to give my niece her birthday present and we watched The Polar Express. Cute movie. Then, they gave me my Christmas present since I may not see all of them together before my trip up to the frozen north. They gave me 2 of my favorite things-chocolate and a Barnes & Noble gift card! When I got home last night, I finished my 2 page synopsis. (I had a 5 pager and an 8 pager, but for the final round of Romancing the Tome I need a 2 pager.)

Tonight I went Christmas shopping again and started getting frustrated so I came home. Tomorrow is my Austin RWA chapter Christmas party, so I'm really looking forward to that. Then Thursday is our school winter program. So much to do, so little time!

I'm still not reading. I've decided that the week of Christmas I'm truly taking off. No school stuff, no writing, no business. (Well, I might actually draft some notes for the next book.) The first week of January I'll get back into the business end of writing and I'll work on stuff for the day job. I can't imagine doing absolutely nothing but reading, watching mindless TV and hanging out with family and friends, but it'll be so much fun!


Kelly Boyce said...

I love the idea of a week of nothing but reading, watching movies and quietude. Maybe that's what I should ask for this Christmas.

Bailey Stewart said...

I keep promising myself one of those, but then I do have a week off, I end up doing stuff. *sigh*

Bailey Stewart said...

That would be "when I have a week off" ... sheesh.

Elisabeth Naughton said...

I'm pulling for you in the Romancing the Tome contest. Good luck! :)

Lexi said...

Kelly, you should definitely ask for that!

Bailey, taking an actual week off is harder than people think!

Thanks, Elisabeth! I'm mailing the revised entry by the end of the weekend for sure! I'll keep you updated.

Kari Lee Townsend said...

God, even one night like that would be awesome!!!!!