Shannon Stacey

I need a nap

Both kids have been a bit under the weather since we returned from camping. Not enough to knock them out, but upset tummies in the middle of the night. I’m okay if I stay awake, but waking-sleeping-waking-sleeping kills me. It makes them whiny and me cranky—a lovely combination.

I’m wrapping up Kiss Me Deadly, the book formerly known as Werebird. Never, ever again will I write a book with no setting change. Even I had cabin fever and I’m not even in the book.

I’m still waiting for news on Sparky. It’s been four weeks, so I’m hoping to hear something soon. Other than that, I’m just hoping my muse can sort through the stuff on the table and prioritize. Preferably while I’m sleeping. :rofl:

And I’ve never really wanted to go to RWA Nationals. So not my kind of thing. But every year I get this panicky feeling while everybody else is there—OMG, they’re all networking and getting the inside scoop and I’m going to be left behind! :(

Then logic returns and I remind myself how often “we just want a good book” and “take what’s selling and twist it around to make it your own” will be heard and feel better. And I get the anticipation of scouring the ‘net looking for gossip and pictures.


4 comments to “I need a nap”

  1. Karen Templeton
      · July 27th, 2006 at 9:55 am · Link

    I’m left behind with ya, chica. :cheesy:

    (And not regretting it for a minute, either.)

  2. Charli
      · July 27th, 2006 at 2:18 pm · Link

    I’ve never been to the National conference. And while it’s going on, I’m getting another story written and turned in. :type:

    Hope your small people feel better and you all get caught up on sleep! The baby got two new teeth in the last week and is now popping out molars, so I’m with you in the sleep deprivation. Coffee is my friend. :coffee:

  3. Emma G.
      · July 27th, 2006 at 9:36 pm · Link

    Isn’t it weird how that works? The conference has never tempted me, either–totally not my thing. But there’s still that feeling of being left out. It’s hard work being that contrary. :roll:

    Hope you and the kids start feeling better soon!

  4. Anna Lucia
      · July 28th, 2006 at 10:55 am · Link

    I’m JUST like you on this one, Shan. I’m fine in the run up, but when people actually start leaving, I get all panicky. Part of it is simply that good friends go there and I get loooooonely.. :cry:

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