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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Cohabitating with a dragon...

I thought I was doing a good job of it, actually, until I took around and it was eleven thirty and not only had I not blogged myself but I hadn't checked anybody ELSE'S blog, and everyone was asleep and the house was a disaster, and I've got one (count it) day until I have to go back to work.

I can hardly believe I have a day job.

But that puppy's going to smack me in the face on Monday, isn't it?

Anyway, it's been a good week-- Promise Rock hit the website (eeeeeeee!) and I should be getting my five author copies next week (eeeeee!) and I should be getting my one advanced copy of Rampant in a week or two (EEEEE!) and in two or three weeks, I should have two brand new novels on amazon.com (AAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!) Oh come on-- you all knew that the excitement would turn to stark raving terror on the drop of a dime, didn't you?

All that, and I'm feeling guilty for trying to sneak out of bed with Squish and Zoomboy, who were supposedly falling asleep watching Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (which was really cute, by the way). She didn't fall for it, and came wandering down the hall, and I made Mate go deal with her because the dragon was riding me, and now I'm feeling guilt.

Lots of guilt.

But me and Squish have had a good week-- lots of sitting together, lots of snuggling--I started a sweater for her (which may be, as I've told Samurai, an ass-kicking nightmare in pink) but, still--haven't done a sweater in a while. And I forgot how much snuggle opportunity knitting allows me. I need to step away from the computer more often.

And... I'm blathering. But while I'm on full-goofy-blather, I'll mention Roxie's rumballs which made it to me today--and how much the family LURVS them. Roxie also sent a hand-knit cotton washcloth, and you know what? THEY REALLY DO MAKE YOU A KNITTING ROCKSTAR! I'm so glad that works on the receiving end as well as the giving one--it is a universal truth.

I'll sign off soon-- I've committed to taking the two teenagers to an anime convention tomorrow, and I need to get them up and cleaning, and I need to give an hour of couch time to the kids before we leave. I also need to buy a dvd player (cheap) and a copy of The Crucible (not so cheap) and I need to get my ass on line and order some calendars since I didn't do it this last week (I'm a dork!)

So I'm going to send the prayer into the ether for Promise Rock-- I neglected it Thursday, and I'm a superstitious sort, we all know that, and I'm going to think of a contest to have, because I'm almost eyeball deep in author copies, and I think I should give one each away, along with some sock yarn, since I did a stash assessment and I'm hopelessly overstashed.

So here goes with the traditional book releasing prayer: Holy Goddess, Merciful God, Let It Not Suck! And while you're at it? Let me keep my three-star motherhood rating as well.

6 comments:

Rachel Cotterill said...

No way do you have time for a day job! :)

Donna Lee said...

The Holy Mother will not let it suck because you don't write suck.

All kidding aside, how do you live with the excitement of two books coming out at the same time? I'd be climbing the walls.

I miss cuddle time with a little one. Especially right after they've had a bath and they're all clean and powdery. MMMMM. Good memories.

Roxie said...

Two brand new books on the net at once? Squeeee! You and Steven King, baby!

Of course they don't suck. Neither do they blow. Your books rock and total strangers will pay real money to enjoy them. Yayyy Amy Lane!!

An anime' convention? Do the folks come in costume like they do for Star Trek conventions? I want photos!

Glad the rumballs arrived intact. The washcloth was to keep them from sliding around and self-destructing. It tickles me that you like it. Cotton washcloth equals rock star? Lemme at that Sugar and Cream!

Like Mary and her lamb, you know the dragon will follow you to school. That should make reality a bit more bearable. (I see it sitting in the hall while you're teaching. It's trying to be unobtrusive so it's peeking through the bottom of the window in the door and all you can see are two green ears, a long green snout, and two mad yellow eyes flanked by big black claws gripping the bottom of the windowframe.)

Galad said...

They will not suck - no suckage allowed here!

Enjoy the cuddle time as you know how swiftly they grow!

KnitTech said...

Hope first day back to work doesn't suck.

DecRaink said...

There's no way it can suck :-P