First thing’s first, here is photographic evidence that I was at BEAST on Friday night:
We had the best meal I’ve ever eaten. It was all very fancy in a Portlandia sort of way. Eating fancy wee food is about the only fancy social situation I feel comfortable in. I cannot, for instance, make a decent toast at a wedding or attend the ballet and act right.
After dinner we came back over to our side of town and went to our local bar, where we ran into a group of folks that were also from Missouri. My comfort level increased considerably.
Now on to writerly things.
Some people have been asking where Takover is because I’d said it would be out in July. I made this announcement when I thought that Glow would be out at the beginning of June, therefore giving me all of June and July to write Takeover.
It’s not done yet. In fact, I’m not even a quarter of the way finished with it. It’s frustrating for me too that it’s not done. All I can say is that I’m working on it!
Summer sucks for writing. There are just too many little things to be done.
It also doesn’t help that I keep getting into car accidents.
That’s right. Got rear-ended again! On my wedding anniversary. This time the kids were with me. Extra super-duper good times.
So, now I’ve got to take the van in to get the back door replaced again and I have more chiropractic appointments on the horizon. (My last one for the other accident was supposed to be last Friday.)
This afternoon I start teaching an intro. to acting class for kids 8-12. So, there’s prep for that. And swimming lessons, and flea killing, and house cleaning, and laundry, and visiting with friends from out-of-town.
You see what I mean? Every day I seem to have several things that have to be done and they all don’t take up that much time by themselves, but put them together and…I need more than fifteen minutes a day of writing time to get anywhere on Takeover.
I’m going to see what happens if I cut down on internet time this week. Maybe I have more time than I think I do.
I didn’t meet my goal I made this week of getting Takeover to 6K, obviously. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!
Let’s all have the chillest week ever, shall we?