I honestly did not know if I’d make it this month, what with my huge vacation and so many other distractions–but I did it! I am in the home stretch!!! I have until June 30, 2006 to hit the 50,000 word mark, and then I will be DONE with draft #1 of CRUSH! YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!
Send me some “book-baby” vibes, please!!!! Now I’m in transitional labor–the hardest part! I can’t stop now!!
(Originally published at Anywhere Is…)
I lurve long weekends! I really, truly do! McGraw-Hill treated me to an extra two hours by letting us go at 2pm on Friday. THAT TOTALLY ROCKED! I’m trying to think if I did anything special Friday evening, and you know what, I did! First, I was able to grab a nap Friday afternoon which was much needed and very nice. Then at 5:30, I had a massage. I needed it. My body felt like it was tied in knots, my head was hurting, and my hands felt like I’d been clenching them in fists for hours at a time. Heather really did some magic, plus talking to her is always calming. I was nice and Zen when it was over.
Afterwards, I met up with some friends at Tropical Bistro. It’s kind of a resurrection of Kahiki, which was a really cool Hawaiian themed restaurant. The food was just passable, but the atmosphere was to die for. It was so cool! Well anyway, Tropical Bistro was nice. The food was okay (best egg rolls I’ve ever had, and I don’t even like egg rolls!), the atmosphere was nice but not nearly as much fun at Kahiki. I’d go back, though. Anyway, here are a few pictures: