I’m taking a personal day off work today to stay home and work. That’s a first for me. I never take a ‘staycation‘. (That’s the new buzz work for a staying put vacation.) If I have a day off, it’s for fun or because I’m sick in bed. But not this time, I’m at home working, but it’s a fun kind of work. Today, I’m living the dream. I’m writing all day like a real author. Okay, it’s only for one day, so I shouldn’t get carried away.

Now, why would I stay home from work to write all day? Well, a few months ago I shared that a publisher had requested my full manuscript. Well, they sent it back requesting a bunch of changes. Some changes are easy to make and some are very difficult, as they will have a ripple effect throughout the rest of my story. They want me to make the changes and send it back for consideration again. No promises. Just re-consideration. Well, I think that is pretty big and my hopes are high. (See Christina, I post premature stuff too.)

Anyway, I want to make the changes and return it right away before the editor forgets who I am. I did a lot of work on it this past weekend and barely made a dent. So, I decided to take a PTO day and get some serious writing done. I figured today would be perfect. It’s raining, thus no temptation to spend a couple hours on yard work or golfing with my magic man. Besides, it’s a lot easier for me to be sharp and creative in the morning, instead of in the evening after a hard day’s work.

All of this to say, for the next few weeks I may post little or just a picture here and there, because I want to focus on my manuscript. Wish me luck … no, say a pray. I’d rather have God’s help than luck!

Thanks, Tammy

7 thoughts on “Staycation

  1. Wow! That’s so exciting. So why are you blogging? Get to work.

    (No, really, keep blogging so we know how you’re doing.)

    I hit a huge wall in my current WIP. No word count for two weeks, because I can’t get around the problem. 🙁

  2. Robin,
    I just checked out your 5/31 post. Wow, congratulations!!!! Super exciting. Be sure to post pictures of your growing tummy. Blessings to your for a wonderful and easy pregnancy! Amen.

  3. Oh yeah, and thank you to everyone else for the well wishes with my novel. Lots of calls and premature congrats. I love it, but will be so embarrassed if it falls through. Oh well, I’m not trying to fool anyone. It’s a fun journey and learning experience.

    Have a great weekend, everyone!

  4. Aug26Allie B While the evidence is ovnmlhewrieg, the trial is taking place because the prosecution is seeking the death penalty and did not offer the defendant a plea deal. If he pled guilty, then he would automatically leave himself open to a death sentence. At this point, the defense team’s sole purpose is to save their client’s life by casting reasonable doubt that he killed Denise Lee. That’s why they keep reiterating the fact that the gun was never found and that both the cousin (Muslow) and his friend (Salavador) owned 9mm pistols. Interesting that he borrowed the shovel, gas can, and another item from the cousin and was at the shooting range with his friend on the day of kidnapping/rape/murder. Perhaps he intended to make them suspects in the crime should he be arrested.

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