Just looked at the calendar and realized it’s been over two weeks since I blogged. Time, she is a-flyin’. In the past two weeks, I had a birthday, managed to finally get my inbox cleaned out (I’d just let emails pile up while I was in the last leg of writing THIS SIDE OF THE GRAVE), completed four interviews that had been backburnered until the book was done (noticing a trend here?? EVERYthing gets shoved aside the last couple weeks of deadline!), renewed my driver’s license (seven hours and twenty minutes at the DMV. No, I’m not exaggerating one. frigging. bit.), saw the cover for THIS SIDE OF THE GRAVE (awesome, but it’s still being tweaked so I can’t show it yet), got all the images together for the ETERNAL KISS OF DARKNESS book trailer (trailer will be releasing in about a week!), put up two deleted scenes on my fan site from previous Cat and Bones books (they’re located here http://tinyurl.com/24bof75 and here http://tinyurl.com/23dmj27), and discovered the joys of Netflix.
A couple months ago, my husband started saying how great it would be to get a Playstation 3 for the house. I don’t play games, but he does (World of Warcraft, mostly, with some Conan thing thrown in as well). Neither of those games require a PS3 so I didn’t think we needed one. He kept on it, and his sales pitch was that we could get instant Netflix movies from it so it wouldn’t be just for gaming. I was skeptical, but right before I left for Romantic Times, we got the PS3. Up until a little over a week ago, I hadn’t even had a chance to use it because after I got back from RT, it was all write, write, write.
Well, guess what? Now I loves it, precious. Through the PS3 we can get a lot of Netflix movies instantly, and for free, since a Netflix membership came with our PS3. I’ve been happy as a clam watching several B-level horror flicks over the past ten days or so. Still haven’t used the Playstation for games – nor do I see that happening – but it’s worth it just for the movies. Watched Altered (liked it!), Wild Country (decent story but awful special effects), The Last Winter (good story, oblique ending), Tamara (good, campy fun), and Vampiro (save yourself and avoid it).
Now that I’ve gotten caught up on my inbox and business issues that had been lagging, plus got a little R&R via Netflix, I’m ready to start Cat and Bones #6. The proposal has been approved by my editor and all systems are go. Chapter One, here I come! 🙂