Edits and gardens and new books, oh my!
(chanted to the "lions and tigers and bears, oh my!" cadence from The Wizard of Oz, although, being the sick little thing I am, I can't help thinking furry convention? when I hear that.)
Lions' Pride, round 2, just went back to the editor.
Today it's on to PUM (the Sophie Mouette with the ghost in the Victorian hotel, the sexy handyman, and the beleaguered hotelier) and maybe some of the novella currently known as Foxes' Den. Some promo might also be wise. Not good to forget the books I already have out.
When I need a break from the writing, I have a lot of garden and house stuff to do. I have buds on about half my tomato plants, and boy do those tomatoes need staking. I have beans that need bigger poles to climb on. I have kale that needs to be cut down and frozen so more kale can grow. I even have baby peppers on some pepper plants. (OK, that's because I grabbed a four-pack of "Cherry Red" hots over the weekend and lo, some of them had little peppers forming.) I have lots of snap peas--yum, snap peas!--and so much arugula that I need to mow it and make pesto. I should probably take a few pictures of how lush and good everything looks, and how pretty the flower garden is, weeds and all.
I also have weeds. Boy howdy, do I have weeds. And I'm losing one of the raised beds because I need to weed-whack around it or persuade Himself to do so. (And we won't talk about the mess on the inside of the house. I was a bit obsessed with those edits but now maybe I should mop the sticky kitchen floor and do the laundry.)
You'll notice, of course, that I'm sitting here writing a blog entry instead of doing any of those things.