Whee doggies! Also, eep. My Outcast Heart officially comes out in January of 2006. Only eight months from now. Is there such a thing as prenatal vitamins for those of us expecting book babies? If not, then I declare that chocolate covered gummi bears are now exactly that. So if I indulge, then it's all for the good of the book. At least that's the story I'm going with.
Story. Heh. Pun unintended, but it does fit. I'm looking forward to enjoying the process, and have informed family that I will be even more ah, interesting to live with this winter. To quote a line from an old Gilmore Girls episode, snow is like catnip for me, and knowing that the new year will have my first book baby out in the wide world may well push me over the edge.
Writing is going well...finally getting back to Orphans in the Storm after a much-needed break, and yes, everyone is exactly where I left them and ready to play again. Which is a lovely thing to discover. I've set myself a goal of finishing the first draft during the summer so it will be ready to shop around when autumn comes with the big energy kick I always get during those months.
Finally got a pesky but pivotal secondary character in The Wild Rover to talk to me but now he won't let me see his face, and it took me all day for him to let me see what he was working on in his lap during the first scene I wrote with him. (And ahem, I do know how that might sound, and no, that's not it. He was tying knots in a legnth of rope.) Think maybe he'd like chooclate gummi bears?
On a totally unrelated note, last night, American Idol, Bo Bice, WOW! The dh and I took forty-five minutes to get through on the voting lines, but we have been counted. Can't wait for the finale.