I did something today that I havenâ€™t done in so long that I canâ€™t remember the last time.
Since I finished proofreading the galleys of Crying Blood, Iâ€™ve been catching up on all the life things I should have been doing over the past months, (and anyone whoâ€™s ever written a book will empathize) but I didnâ€™t. Today the only productive things I could doÂ were do more outlining on the next book or clean the bathroom sinks, and it suddenly dawned on me that the world isnâ€™t going to end if I donâ€™t do those things right this minute.
I took myself out to lunch. I shopped for clothes, tried on a dozen things but didnâ€™t end up buying anything. I went to the bookstore and spent a couple of hours browsing. It was bliss.
I didnâ€™t even turn on the computer until after 4:00.
Tomorrow is a very busy day, and Friday is blog day (yes, I write my blog entries for Type M 4 Murder and Fatal Foodies a day ahead of time). Then itâ€™s back to the new book. Iâ€™ve got the story covered — except I need to come up with a great murder!