This is Edie. Liz had an operation on Thursday. She’s doing amazing. When I was visiting her, one of the nurses said she was going to hang out in Liz’s room whenever she got a chance. because Liz has such a great attitude. And because of this, we’re re-posting a blog Liz wrote three years ago. I picked it because it’s exactly how I feel right now, even down to the weather. And, bonus for Liz, she’ll be able to read during her recuperation. And she’ll be reading this, too, so comment! 🙂
I think the title of this blog pretty much says it all, don’t you? Picture it … halfway decent day, i.e., the sun is shining, bit of a breeze, sorta chilly but nothing that a jacket couldn’t fix. Nice patio, folding chair, glass of something (anything) at hand and the latest book by an author whom I adore. Oh, and the little darlin’ is out of down with my brother and SIL. What’s not to love?
The fact that I have edits to work on, photos to download, this blog to write, another blog at my personal website and a book review I’d promised to another author that I adore.
(Sniffle) There goes my little slice of paradise. To top it off … yesterday I visited my friend, Barbara Vey … blogger extraordinaire over at PW … and she generously loaded me down with numerous ARCs of books I’d been salivating over. With the understanding, of course, that I’d write a blurb for her Wednesday blog. But first, I have to find the time to read ‘em.
When did the weekend become so crowded? It’s getting to the point where I have to go to my day job just to relax. How sad is that? 😉 Seems that every time we take a step forward in this profession, we lose a bigger slice of time. Understandable. Books need to be written, edits need to be done and promotion has to be addressed. All of which requires time.
But we still have to make time to read. After all, it’s the reason so many of us got into this business. Authors we might be … but we’re first and foremost, readers. I’ve actually taken to stealing a few minutes of reading at work. How do you find the time to sneak in a few pages here and there?
Sleep? I don’t need no stinkin’ sleep. 😯