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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Lukewarm cups of tea

Ken left at something like 4 am today to meet his mom to go look at some historic train that’s in the area for only today. Clearly I didn’t go with him, mainly because he and his mom enjoy having time together like this (he’s an awesome son!). I was originally planning to go to Isles Anniversary, but a forecast of morning rain and a high of 58° made me re-think that plan, plus, you know, work. Workity workity work. I haven’t been very productive—I’ve been feeling like warmed-over crap, really, with the mental/emotional/creative energy of something that has pretty much no mental/emotional/creative energy (I was going to say “a fruit fly” or “a wombat” but who am I to judge how much mental/emotional/creative energy those things have? If wombats had opposable thumbs, they might paint wombatly masterpieces, for all I know. Hm. Okay, how about the mental/emotional/creative energy of a lukewarm cup of tea? That’s pretty accurate, actually.)

Where was I? Right, I haven’t been very productive, although I’ve been chipping away at things, slowly. I have a couple of bad days and then I have an okay day, and I’m trying to learn not to turn the okay day into a day where I frantically try to catch up, exhaust myself, and have more bad days. So yesterday I focused on copyediting and personal/home/SCA email, and I did a mound of dishes and assisted Ken with dinner (shrimp scampi over wholegrain thin spaghetti along with roasted brussels sprouts NOM).

I slept in today, by which I mean, I had a headache for part of the night so I stayed in bed longer than I might normally have. It’s mostly gone now, anyway. Thus far I’ve eaten shrimp scampi for breakfast (do not judge me) and done an hour’s worth of copyediting. Next on deck:
  • drink protein shake while sitting outside with kitlings and reading the second Castle book, Naked Heat
  • eat a banana
  • go for a run/walk
  • shower, probably have a snack
  • finish a short story
  • do another hour or so of copyediting (I need to have this one done before Thanksgiving, and we’ve got a busy few days leading up to Thanksgiving, so I want to get ahead)
  • get another short story uploaded
  • promo recently uploaded stories
  • watch videos on how to design books in In Design, because all I’ve ever designed in In Design are booklets, and they’re different. Argh.
  • eat dinner (possibly more shrimp scampi, or maybe a caprese sandwich)

Damn, that looks like a lot. We’ll see. Don’t want to overdo it and feel like a lukewarm cup of tea. (That sounds like bad poetry.)

And I need to get back into the habit of writing down (and maybe posting) my Done Lists….

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"The Heist" now available!

"The Heist" by Andrea Dale

Leroy had been a security guard for two weeks in a bank that hadn’t been robbed in fifty years…until now. He’s shocked to discovery one of the robbers is his old flame Sherri. When she ties him up, his day takes a better turn…. A kinky short story of sex and double-crossing from a legendary erotica heavy-hitter.

“The Heist” originally appeared in Frenzy: 60 Stories of Sudden Sex (Cleis Press, 2008).

Cover artwork by Les Byerley Photographer / iStockPhoto.

Available in a variety of electronic formats
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