Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Buried Under A Mountain of Work

Don’t get me wrong – I love being busy. But there’s busy, and then there’s insanely out of your mind can’t catch your breath kind of busy. Right now, I am experiencing the latter. I have 3.5 days left before I have to have this manuscript out the door. (Yes, yes, I know I said Wednesday at the latest before, but unless I learn to stop time, that just ain’t gonna happen.)

Even the day job is crazy busy and to top it off, I am determined to de-clutter my house this week. Why this week? Because for some reason I got the idea that since the boyfriend is away for the week I would have a little extra time. Hahaha. Ha. Yeah.

To make things worse, cell phone reception sucks where he’s at so I barely get more than a few text messages a day when he finds himself in range. Which means I miss him terribly making it hard to concentrate on other things. Thankfully he returns on Saturday, at which point this manuscript will be out the door and I will have a few days free and clear with him before I have to then turn around and fly off to San Francisco.

And please don’t even ask about my prep for the conference. Pitches, etc will be completed on the plane ride down. Sigh…

I was supposed to do a blog entry for Miss Make a Movie this week, but there has been no time to sit down and think up something halfway interesting. All my writing time has been dedicated to finishing Brimstone. Right now I’m working on it morning, lunch hours and evenings. I’m pretty sure by the time it is on its way I’ll be able to recite it verbatim.

And for the love of all things holy, I haven’t even been to see Batman yet!! Granted, I spent the weekend at our annual Writers’ Retreat, but still…this Friday for sure. And then again on Sunday if the boyfriend is up for spending two hours of me drooling over Christian Bale.

So that is why I have been missing in action of late. Again. I’m sure things will calm down soon. Once I get back from conference I am going to set up a more reasonable schedule. I am. Really.

10 comments:

Melissa Marsh said...

Goodness! You are busy! I guess that's better than being bored, right? ;-)

Amy Ruttan said...

Hugs.

I know my pitches will be completed on the plane to Frisco.

Cat Schield said...

Are you completely sick of Brimstone yet? Have you hit that, Ohmygod I can't look at this thing one more time stage? Or are you still scrambling to fix this scene or that bit of dialog. LOL. I don't envy you. I hope you get all your projects accomplished.

Kacey said...

You down sound like you're buried! Good luck getting the manuscript finished!

Sarah L. Catherine said...

Hi Kelly! so you'll be at Nationals?? :) Hope to see you there!

Kelly Boyce said...

Cat, I hit that stage around Christmas I think. ;) But I finished the major edits today. Now its a quick read through for typos and off it goes. FINALLY!!

Anne MacFarlane said...

WooHoo Kelly on getting those revisions done. Wish I were going to National with you.

Annette said...

LOL That picture stresses me out just looking at it!

Anyway, yay on getting all the edits done. Hope you do something really awesome to celebrate. (besides going to SF, that is!)

Toni Anderson said...

Have a GREAT conference!!!

Julia Smith said...

Can't wait to hear all about San Francisco, Kelly! Takes lots of pictures...