Well, last month was one wild ride! Four hours after submitting my completed manuscript to Running Press, I slumped downstairs to the kitchen where the kids were waiting for me to pour the milk into their cereal (they don't seem to want to take that next, final step into breakfast self-reliance).
9YO: Mommy, did you finish your book?
Me: Mmmhmmm... (shuffle shuffle)
6YO: Yay!! Now we can play with Mommy all day instead of going to school!!!
Never has a more horrible idea been issued in so sweet a voice! I gave him extra hugs and kisses as I pushed him onto the bus, tugging violently on the folding door until it closed in one final jerk. Then I took to my bed in broad daylight and didn't get up again until the kids tumbled off the bus in the afternoon. I repeated that pattern for the rest of the week, interrupting it once to pull myself together for my birthday, and then dissolving again as soon as the coast was clear.
Now I feel like a million bucks! Ready for anything! Do you want another book written? Why, I'll start one right now! What do you want to read?!!
Meanwhile, click over to The Batmom for a peek into the kitchen of a gracious, last-minute recipe-tester (and one of my best writing buddies).
Then stop by Frowning Judgment for some thoughts on cheese overindulgence. I'm glad my concoctions could help push him over the edge onto the path of the righteous.
Again, I have to thank you guys for stepping up to help out when I really needed you. I couldn't have finished this book without you!