I literally forgot to blog last night.
See, what happened there was this…
I spent all day in second revisions for the Shitty Craft Book and saved the evening after the family went to bed to do some serious writing on Fish. And then, at 11:30 pm, I stopped what I was doing and said, “Oh shit, I gotta…” because I had missed a deadline that got moved up a smidge.
And what I had to do was write a little story for Yarn! magazine, and it came out adorable, but there was a sweater attached. I mean, literally a sweater in the story and my editor wanted a pattern for it.
Well, like everything else in my life, this got shuttled to a little bit later–and suddenly, it was late.
So at 12:30 in the morning I was writing a crochet pattern for a sweater I made a little while ago, and people? I will tell you right now– it involved MATHS. The terrible, awful, horrible hated MATHS. And counting. And I counted and then counted again and then wrote in crochet– which is an entire other language, you have no idea, and then I counted and did maths again.
Anyway when I was done with that, I still had to write 2K on Fish on a Bicycle because YO! and then at 1:30 in the morning I went to bed.
And I woke up this morning and thought, “Oh, hey. Nobody will miss me…” And then I felt guilty because blogging has been sort of a habit and a regime for… well, thirteen years now.
So anyway, my brain is full of things. So many things. And tonight, after a nap punctuated by texts and calls and I don’t know what, I rolled out of bed and got the kids in the car to go to dance, and I kept trying to think… just think… you know. To like order all of the many things…
And Squish wanted to talk. She wanted to talk and talk and talk and talk and she relaxed the conversation for a moment and two things that had been trying to connect in my head like magnets but had gotten pushed apart like words finally connected and I screamed “OH MY GOD! SHIT! GODDAMMIT!”
And the kids said, “WHAT? WHAT WAS THAT? OH MY GOD ARE WE GONNA DIE?”
And I said, “No, I just have to start my blog tour– it’s late.”
And they said, “NEXT TIME SAY THAT! WE THOUGHT WE WERE GONNA DIE!”
No. Not going to die. But I really do need some sleep. And to finish this revision and this blog tour and this book.
And some sleep.
But hey– Familiar Demon is out next week and Little Goddess fans, beware. There is a sizable chunk of the book spent in the LG.
Heh heh… I had fun with that.