Today is the day. I have an entire book to edit, but if I get up early I can make a huge dent in it.
So let’s open up the shades and get some light in here. Good, it’s raining out−the perfect weather for editing. No temptation from the sun…although I’m going to have to get out there soon and attack that flowerbed.
Okay, the laptop is booting, time to grab a cup of coffee and then I can commence.
What’s that envelope on the dining room table? Oh, the taxes! I have an appointment with the accountant tomorrow morning. Better make some photocopies.
Owww! Seriously? I stepped on a Christmas ornament hook? Haven’t I vacuumed since Christmas? I better do it now before someone else gets hurt…but first I need a Band-Aid.
Ding Dong. Hello UPS man. What? Oh, yes, I’ve heard that Urkel is going to be on Dancing With The Stars. That should be a hoot. Thank you and have a nice day.
So what did I get? Vitamins. How boring.
Okay, coffee needs warming. 30 seconds in the microwave and I’m at my laptop and ready to attack!
Wait, first I have to tweet the Book Of The Day on JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE. And I absolutely must re-tweet the goings-on of all the wonderful authors.
Okay, open up Word. (Waiting for it to load). Did I make a copy of the Marriott bill for last year’s RWA Conference? I have to include that in the taxes. Let me go check.
Okay, back at the computer. Word is loaded…I’m an editing fiend!
Brrrrrrrrrmmmmm What the heck? The landscaping guys with the blowers are out there! There’s a monsoon outside and they’re blowing leaves around. Very productive. Let me turn on some music and maybe I can drown the noise out. It’s so distracting.
“At first I was afraid-I was petrified. Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side. But then I spent so many nights thinking how you did me wrong, and I grew strong…”
That’s right! I will survive. I’m shaking what my momma gave me!! Whewww. Forget the coffee. I need something cold to drink now.
Back at the computer and I am an editing diva. Oh my, does that really say, “I’m going to go meat some friends?” Where was my head? Well, I did watch Silence of the Lambs last week.
Ding. You’ve got mail! “Would I like to guest blog on Magical Musings?” How cool! Of course I would. I better write up the blog and send it off before I forget.
Okay, back to the book.
12:00pm. I have edited meat to meet. I would call that a successful morning. Time to make lunch.
Readers and authors, what’s your biggest distraction? Any tips to overcome it? Maureen will be offering a digital copy of ENDLESS NIGHT to one lucky commenter today.
When Maureen is not so distracted she writes Romantic Suspense books. Her first novel, WIDOW’S TALE was a Golden Heart finalist, and the follow-up to that book, ENDLESS NIGHT is now available at Carina Press. Maureen is also the host of the JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE blog where she shares her love of the genre with the rest of the world.