At 4:30 AM CST this morning I finished the first round of edits for Breaker Zone and sent them back to Evernight. This editing round was a particularly challenging one, mainly because 1) the edits arrived while I was on vacation, 2) I was also trying to maintain my NaNoWriMo word count (which I did — 62K on Deep Water, go me!), and 3) I had to write a short story for Evernight’s uniform fetish anthology. Meanwhile, I had three major dangling plot issues to resolve in Breaker Zone, and I probably wound up rewriting about 25% of the book in the process.
Sleep? What means this word, sleep?
But lo, I won NaNoWriMo, wrote the short story and had it accepted, and sent off the edited Breaker Zone MS at Oh Dark Thirty before collapsing into bed. By rights, I should be allowed to spend the day sipping absinthe and painting my nails while my brain decompresses.
Unfortunately, we have a house guest arriving tonight, which means that I’ve spent a large chunk of yesterday and today swamping out from NaNoWriMo-induced housekeeping fail. So far the guest room and guest bath are sparkling, and I should have enough time to clean the living room and kitchen before she gets here. As for the rest of the place, I’ll just have to hope my sparkling personality makes up for the dust rhinos.
My life. You know you want it.