Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sick and Tired

So, you may or may not have noticed that I was MIA last week. It wasn't a planned vacation...life decided to jump in my path and stick its tongue out at me.

I had a ridiculously fun, action packed weekend...followed by a slap in the face from sickness. I got a terrible cold, then an ear infection, then pink eye. (Yeah, all at the same time. Awesome.) I had to take a day off from each job (two different days),  but I couldn't spend as much time as I needed to resting because my best friend was in town from the east coast and I needed to see her because I never get to.

So, needless to say, it's been over a week and I'm STILL sick. I'm trying desperately to get caught up on things, but it's hard because I'm still not 100% and I still have tons of things on my plate and I still have more and more and more stuff planned. Argh. My kingdom for a MOMENT OF PEACE.

And in the midst of all of this, the Universe felt the need to give me another little smack. It said, you know that project you put away? Hahahaha! Take that thing off the shelf and get back to work on it! Yeah, some weird winds blew my way that nudged me to get back to work on it. So my awesome new idea that I was outlining is hanging out backstage and I'm back on OG project full force. I had sort of been dawdling on it, since I didn't have a clear picture of what was happening with the characters. But the weird winds blew some answers my way, too, and now I'm powering ahead with an end date in sight.

Of course, trying to power ahead with a head full of over the counter cold meds isn't always the easiest thing to do. But I'm trying. Oh man, I'm trying.

Anyway, this week I'm going to Vegas twice (Of course...because who goes just once? Going once in a week is for n00bs.) You know, since Vegas is the perfect place to get all better when you're sick. And it's also the best place to get some peace and quiet when you are trying desperately to edit your YA ms. I really know how to focus, don't I?

So, all of this to say...I may or may not be blogging all that consistently in the next few weeks. Because it's difficult to find the time to blog when you are:

a) coughing up a lung
b) drowning in essays (oh, did I mention? Only a month until school is out...gotta catch up)
c) trying desperately to make your ms awesome
d) at the blackjack table


If you need something to do in my absence, check out the auctions at All 4 Alabama! They open today at 10am Central with some amazing auctions. Just check out this contributors list! Holy cats! And remember, your money will go directly to a rural town in Alabama that desperately needs your help. Hope to see you over there!


  1. I can't believe you have been sick for so long. I hope you're feeling better.

  2. Feel better! Everything always comes at once, doesn't it?

  3. *hugs*

    Feel better!

    And, omg, HAVE FUN in Vegas!! So jealous...

  4. Oy, it sounds like you're standing in the eye of a hurricane! Hope you feel better and survive your two (2!!) trips to Vegas. Exciting that you've got some new inspiration for your project, congrats! :)

  5. Boo-that sounds absolutely miserable. So sorry you got b!tchslapped by nature last week. And even with pink eye and all, I am JEALOUS of you so hard right now. Vegas?!? Twice in one week? That is just epic. I want pics.
    I've always found myself pretty inspired when I go to Vegas, maybe the universe will work its magical inspiration vibes on you for your WIP?! I hope.
    Feel better soon, I need you 100% so I can live vicariously ;)

  6. Oh no! I hope you're feeling better. Have a great time in Vegas!

  7. I hope you feel better soon. ((hugs))

  8. I'm sorry to hear you've been sick! Get well soon! Enjoy your time in Vegas. :)

  9. Holy Cow, talk about a full plate. Any by the way, Vegas is ALWAYS a good idea. Take care of yourself. May I suggest the 12 hour Sudafed that you have to get behind the counter. We call that the "teacher's helper" at my school.