I just finished two back-to-back deadlines and am returning to the land of the living. I sacrificed several things to finish those books – Romance Writers of America National Conference, Sheryl Crow concert (we already had tickets), an extended week-end with girlfriends (1 night trip instead of 3), trips to the grocery store and well, any store, home cooked food, and on a more basic level – exercise, daily showers, shaved legs, a decent pedicure, and hair color.
I have a writer friend who once told me that after you finish a book you should have at least a Day of Jubilee where you do whatever you want. I’ve decided to have more than one day of Jubilee.
I’m going to stock up on homegrown corn and freeze it. I can’t wait to go to Costco! Woo-hoo! A pedicure is in my future and I plan to buy a box of hair color. I’m already riding my Fit Desk while watching my guilty pleasure morning show, and I’ve hauled out my hula hoop. Also gonna visit my Mom <3
I’ll be back to writing again soon and I don’t dread it. I would just like to bring down the pressure level a notch or two. Till then I’m having a couple days of Jubilee.
How do you celebrate after an intense work period? *****I’ll draw from the comments to give one copy of my not-yet-published book described below! Come on! I’m taking notes!
An advance head’s up! My next Harlequin Special Edition THE MAVERICK AND THE MANHATTANITE hits the stands August 20! http://tinyurl.com/luthocb