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Working like mad

I’m not sure why it is, but for some reason, I always end up really, really busy at the end of the year, and I’m not talking about Christmas stuff either. It always works out that I have multiple deadlines and projects and writing stuff that gets piled up around Nov, Dec and Jan. Last year was crazy. I had 3 books and a short story that I worked on from mid Oct to mid January not to mention all the edits and galleys and crap. This year is worse, if you can believe it. I have two books I’m juggling that are due at the end of Dec and Nathan’s book is due at the end of Jan. The UPS guy dropped off galleys for a book yesterday and it’s due at the end of this month as well. Have I mentioned Im nowhere near close to finishing with Christmas shopping? I would get my mom to pick up some stuff for me since she’s due to arrive today but uhm most of the shit I have to still get is for her.

My daughter is so cute. She was being my “assistant” last night and helping me get some envelopes stuffed and addressed so I could get them out of the way. I can’t wait until she’s a little older because I’ll let her go to conferences with me. It will be good girly fun. She’s still a bit young yet.

Let’s see, what else. I did pick up the hunk of meat for our Christmas dinner last night. I have no idea what else I’ll fix with it yet. My husband’s suppliers inundate us every year with booze and hams, so I’m sure we’ll have a ham or three for the occassion. I’ll bring the booze to my dad and step moms since we’re not drinkers here.

And now I have to get back to work. I left my characters having hot monkey sex because dude, it’s 10 AM in the morning and the last thing I want to think about right now is hot monkey sex. Unfortunately for me, both the books I’m working on are stopped at hot monkey sex *sigh* I must wade through. And then I have to make a &*$#% shopping list :beam:

Edited to Add: I should really just learn to shut up. As I posted this, the doorbell rang, and the Fedex guy dropped off edits from yet another story. Merry Fucking Christmas! :purplelaugh:

5 thoughts on “Working like mad”

  1. Angela H. says:

    You can do it!! Keep you chin up.

  2. Karin says:

    Oh, Maya, you are busy. I had to try really hard not to laugh at the edit to your post. When it rains it pours. I’m sure you’ll get it done, though, and have a wonderful holiday with your family.

    Happy Holidays!

  3. Blanche says:

    Yikes that is busy!!!!!! I don’t know how you manage to do it all! Don’t work too hard….although I’m very excited about all the new books coming out in 2009!!!:whoo:

  4. Janet H says:

    :idontknow: how you do it. Sending up a little prayer for you.

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