Can I just take a moment to breathe here? Maybe squee a bit? Because I just started writing the very last chapter of Ends...With Benefits (title soon to be changed)!
And I love, love, love, LOVE this story!
So for those keeping score at home, here's how the writing progress has looked so far in 2009:
Completed revisions to A Run for the Money, due to be released by Avalon Books in August of this year.
Signed the contract with The Wild Rose Press for my first historical under the pen name Katherine Brandon, Kismet's Angel. (Edits should be received by the end of March.) **Note to self: Must buy Angel charm to signify sale now that contract has been duly signed and received by all parties!**
Am about to complete WIP and will do a quick review/revision before firing it off to my beta readers for input. Then the query process begins.
Bear in mind that during these last three months I've also co-founded and now preside as president of the ELIRWA, a provisional chapter of Romance Writers of America, taken care of my poor car which was rear-ended by a speeding bunch of teenagers (I get my baby back today--YAY!), narrowed The Girl's college choices down to three, and am still baffling my GP and specialists alike with a laundry list of bizarre illness symptoms that have no connection and make absolutely no sense (I've been sick since January 4th!)
So...next time you want to tell me how you'd love to write a book when you have "the time," refrain. It's not about having the time, it's about making the time.
And now, I'm off to Le Day Job.