I have a bundle with my internet provider. It also covers our land phone and our cable TV. So when there’s a problem with the provider, all three of that goes out. Those problems have been occurring daily lately, and a service person is scheduled for today to check it out. Also, my laptop had viruses, and these problems with our internet made me finally take my laptop in to be fixed. On the day I took it in, I sent this email to Dale:
We have a mouse that’s hiding in my office, and my cat is still pissed at me for taking her to the vet last week, so she’s not killing it. (That’s going in a book sometime.) And I made quinoa and wasn’t paying attention, and it boiled over – everywhere. It was awful. I ended up having to clean the stove. And then there was the computer stuff and I couldn’t make up my mind about Stardust. It’s just a weird day.
At the end, I wrote: “I’ve just decided that I might make a blog out of this. lol”
As you can see, I didn’t get much writing done that day. The problem is that I have too many days like that. I envy people with lives where everything runs smoothly. I don’t know people like that, but I think they’re out there. (I strongly suspect most of them are men with wives.)
As for the mention of Stardust in the message to Dale, I decided to revise Stardust Miracle, the first novel of the Miracle Interrupted series. When I wrote it, I didn’t want to put my heroine in a box. The book straddled women fiction and contemporary romance, with magical realism thrown in.
Most of my other books are more contempory romance, and I’m revising an element that some of my contemp romance readers don’t like. My heroine – who caught her minister husband cheating on her – has sex with someone besides the hero. Just once, and she soon realizes it’s a mistake.
In real life, I think that does happens. It certainly happens on TV all the time. But that scene in the book bothered some readers. Because it offended them, it festered in my mind for a couple of years. (Hey, who said I was impulsive?) Finally all that festering boiled up, and I thought of a change to the scene that will be very … different. Not what anyone would expect. Just thinking about it makes me snicker.
I’m writing this post on Friday night, and I plan on writing the scene tomorrow. But it might depend on how smoothly the day goes. Or if my internet works. And just maybe, if I’m lucky, my cat will kill the mouse while I’m sleeping.
What about you? Do you get days like that?
**The Stardust Miracle revision is done now, and I really enjoy the new twist. As I read it, I did a lot of tweaking, too. I have it free everywhere now! Dale Mayer also has many free books. Here’s her Amazon page. And I have a few, so here’s mine. And in case you’re wondering, my cat hasn’t killed the mouse yet, and we have no idea where it is.