Yes, I’m posting late. My last four Facebook communiques will explain:
Saturday: 10:41 p.m. Dear Kitten: It is time for rejoicing as the human has tripped over and broken the power adaptor to the thing she calls “my preciousssss,” but which says MacBook Pro on the case. Let us rejoice as she tries to save the novel about alligators before her battery dies. This may be my last transmission.
Saturday, 11:01 p.m. Dear Kitten: You must hide under the nearest heavy object. The human has discovered the replacement charger to her preciousssss will cost more than $80. She is also using very foul language. I must find us a new, safer habitat or we will surely die.
Saturday, 11:05 p.m. Dear Kitten: I do not know who Tim Cook is, but the human has threatened him with bodily harm. We must hide and remain very quiet.
Saturday, 11:06 p.m. Dear Kitten: The words “going offline” have been used. I do not know what that means but it…..
Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Dear Kitten. Thanks to someone named BestBuy, the human’s computer is again consuming her attention. I am confused, however, as she insists she has not owned a cat in years. I do not understand. No one owns a cat; one is owned BY a cat. I fear we must move immediately; our fate is far from assured.
If you haven’t seen any of the “Dear Kitten” videos on YouTube, you probably think I’m insane, which is still entirely possible. Anyway, what turned out to be $119 later (OUCH), after tripping over my power cord and breaking the prongs off the electrical bit, proving as if there were proof needed that I am prone to clumsiness, it has been a very nonproductive period.
It ends a very nonproductive week, which I took off from the day job in order to write, but instead ended up running a lot of errands, taking the resident 90-year-old to appointments, and preparing notes for a workshop that begins on Tuesday. Poor novel.
SO…..I will be mostly absent the next two weeks, writing every second I’m away from the day job with a few exceptions. On Wednesday, my friend author Abigail Drake will be here with a hilarious guest post to celebrate the release of her novel, TRAVELLER. I can’t wait to read it! I’ll post the rest of last week’s deleted scene next Sunday. Then I’ll be back on March 20, the following Sunday, and will resume my regular blogging, assume I survive the writing marathon!
In the meantime, I’m looking for an assistant a few hours each week to help me with mailings and maybe social media. If anyone’s in the Auburn area and is interested, let me know asap! Otherwise I’ll be advertising for a student next week. Be patient on the mailings.
Here are winners from this week. If I don’t already have your mailing info, please email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or using the contact tab on the top of the page.
TARA won a TBR box for talking chili on Thursday. Sorry I wasn’t able to respond to all the great recipes–I have printed them out. I’m a big fan of chili 🙂
MIKI won the TBR box for commenting on the damaged hero post this week. Since you’re outside the U.S., find something you’d like from Book Depository around USD16, which is the equivalent of the U.S. Priority postage for the box in the US.
SUE SATTLER won this week’s Reader’s Choice giveaway and selected Runaway Vampire from the Argeneau series. Choice of print or digital.
Thanks for your patience in the coming two weeks as I grapple with deadlines, but be sure to stop by on Tuesday to visit with the fabulous Abigail Drake!