I just finished writing the last book of a seven book contract. I finished on Monday at around 4:30 PM. The book is due today but I turned it in yesterday at 3:30 PM. Am I happy? Yes. Because over the last three years, in-between and around those seven books, I’ve moved twice, had health issues, traveled extensively and also written seven novellas and two continuities. I’m not bragging. I’m shouting it to the rooftops!
I’m going to take a few weeks off–kinda. A writer is never really OFF! We’re always thinking about writing or seeing scenes in our heads or coming up with the next plot. I have some proposals out there and I hope to hear back on those soon. But for a few days or maybe a few weeks, I’m going to do fun things such as finally finish unpacking all the boxes I’ve been working around for a month or so now. I’m going to read that TO BE READ pile, finally!!!! I’m going to sit and do nothing and then rest afterwards. I’m going to have a marathon catch-up on Outlander and New Girl and Elementary while I sprawl in front of the television!
Then I’ll start all over again, plotting and planning and talking to those characters in my head. That’s the fun part about this job. It’s never dull inside my head. Characters never take a holiday. But me, I’m going to sit on that beach that’s only about three miles down the road. I’m going to dip my toes in that sand that keeps whispering my name. I’m going to walk on the beach and search for seashells and have me a little STAY-CATION. No makeup and no makeup work!!!
I might even go out to dinner with my patient husband. 🙂 Doesn’t that sound like a good idea?
And to celebrate, I’m going to give away a copy of my June release, Lakeside Sweetheart. Just tell me what you do when you’re finished with a big project and I’ll pick a winner and announce on June 15th, the next time I blog here! Until then, you’ll find me … somewhere on a beach!