One of the sunset pics I took outside of Cave City, AZ. Pretty, yes?
UTA… crud, I was forgetting something. I just found out that DRAKE made it to the next round of ARe’s SUMMER’S HOTTEST HERO! Thanks so much for all the votes, guys!
Round 3 will open back up tomorrow.
I got my pics…don’t ask how many. I haven’t counted. But there are many. Many, many.
Got some great pics of the canyon, too, but the sunset pics in the desert were something I always wanted. (Most of the desert pics were taken around Phoenix.)
So I can’t sleep. The DH is still in bed, as I type. The kids just woke up and have had poptarts, are bouncing off the walls. I’ll have to do something to entertain them soon.
The time changes have my internal clock all wonky. I woke up before six am. In whatever timezone I’m in. This was okay. I thought I could get a sunrise pic-it wasn’t meant to be, though. It was still too early when I first went out.
I got this. It’s okay.
Then I tried to go back to bed. It was too dim to get much and I was tired. Didn’t sleep. Tossed. Turned.
Maybe forty five minutes later? BRILLIANT light shining through slit in curtains. And lo and behold…
But the camera settings weren’t right-it was so fricking bright out and I didn’t have my sunglasses, I was half-blinded, trying to take the pictures standing behind a wall while my eyes adjusted…I looked like a dork. Image isn’t as good as I’d like. Might work okay in black and white. I dunno. But I’ll try again.
Off in the distance, there was a balloon. That pic wasn’t great, but I kept hearing this whooshing sound while I was snapping pics. I looked up. Saw this.
And I saw this…
This has been the most amazing trip, and so far, all we’ve really done is drive. And stop at a few places so I can sign books and buy some research stuff.
Here’s a picture I took in Texas, too. Palo Duro Canyon, just outside of Amarillo.
I’ve got 200+ pictures already. It’s a 4 gig card. Wonder if I can fill it.
So on Twitter, you’ll see a hasthag thing on Wednesdays… a #WW one. The hashtags are just used to mark identify certain topics and stuff…like #Fridayreads, or #WW (Writer Wednesdays.) You can use them if you know what how to follow the topics…on Wednesdays, you’ll see the #WW pop up and listings for writer peoples on Twitter.
Which is where I came up for the idea for different sort of Writer Wednesday. Where I grill writers. On my blog.
And the first post will be going up tomorrow, around 9 am, EST.
Some people probably already know who my first
vict… guest is. That is, assuming they know how my brain works and the writer I immediately think of when it comes all to things writerly craft and wisdom. She’s also…ah…nice enough to not block my emails, which means… score…
Just a heads-up, comments are off for this…I’m not looking for strokes or pats or anything, just stating a few things.
I’m tired. I realize after multiple surgeries in a very short period of time and the workload I keep, it’s probably to be expected. But I hate being this tired.
I’m stressed. I’m often cranky. I’ve got too much to do and not of enough of me to do it. I think I’m past the worst of it with edits and stuff for a while, but now I have to catch up. I have to finish a GRIMM short story, I have to finish two books by fall-one by September 1, one by November 1 and I need to start putting together pitches for the next project.
And that’s just the writer part of being a writer-it doesn’t touch the promo that goes along with it, or the blogging stuff. We won’t discuss the non-job related stuff. Again…I’m tired.
I’ve been blogging almost daily for the past few years and I think something I need to do is cut back. I don’t write a blog daily, I tend to batch write three or four posts at a time, sometimes more, but it’s still another thing on an endless list of things I keep up with.
I do want to keep to a fairly regular schedule, but I think what I’m going to focus on doing is having a blog go up on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I’ve got a thing I’m going to start doing on Wednesdays that’s super easy and I’ll probably continue to do the Friday reads. Mondays will be random stuff. When I have news, I’ll definitely make sure it gets posted.
But instead of focusing brain power on what to blog about, I’m going to streamline for a while and focus on catching up and resting some more. If you don’t see blogs up as often, it’s just because I need the break.
I’m leaving on vacation next Monday and I’m not sure if I’ll be blogging while I’m gone or not…if not, I’ll probably settle into my new regular schedule when I get back the second week in July.
I haz covers… Wanna see? Just look below the cut.
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