Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Preparing

I'm leaving tomorrow for two weeks so as you can expect, I'm running around getting everything ready. Laundry and cleaning will take up the bulk of today -- cleaning because I'm a good wife and figure at the very least I should leave my husband with a clean house -- and sadly, I don't think writing is going to happen.

I had high hopes yesterday that I'd start at least one of the final chapters, but life keeps getting in the way. Plus it's a thousand degrees out. At 6pm, when I tried for the zillionth time to open the document, Owen was curled up on a frozen towel, cuddling an ice cube. I'm not exaggerating. I tried to get a picture but our neighbor distracted him by opening their door just as I aimed the camera, and then the ice cube melted.

That said, I'm really excited about my trip. Not only will I see lots of friends & family, I'll be meeting several online friends. Amy and I are meeting in Chicago, then Rachel, Natasha, Jenna (who I know, obviously, but she doesn't know the other ladies) and I are getting together at a small Absolute Write get-together. Yay!!

The writing will have to happen when it happens.

16 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

Absolutely. Don't stress yourself out about the writing, because you'll only put a hamper on your trip. And you deserve an awesome trip!

The writing will be ready when you return (or get a free moment while you're gone), and you've always been successful before. You'll get it done.

Melanie Avila said...

Janna, you're right. You know how we were talking the other day about setting deadlines for ourselves? My frustration comes from the fact that I've completely blown this one. I've been working on this for over a month and I feel like I should be further along. Oh well.

Jenna said...
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Jenna said...

Mel, Natasha will be there Wednesday night? I didn't know that. I know her, in the blog sense. How fun!

Amy Sue Nathan said...

YAY! This is when setting the writing aside is the right thing to do. :)

Melanie Avila said...

Jenna, she decided she wants to drive up so we can meet. I thought it'd be doubly cool since you two sort of "know" each other too. She doesn't know the AW people either.

Melanie Avila said...

Amy, I'm so glad we got everything worked out! I seem to have blanked on downtown Chicago, lol.

Yes, I'm going to print out the last couple pages of my wip and hope that's enough if I get inspired.

JLC said...

Take pics! Have a great time, and don't worry about the writing, it will be right here waiting for you.

(realizes Mel will be MIA for two weeks)

*sniff*

EriCan said...

You've been doing great! Don't worry about the last bit- when you get back you'll be refreshed and ready to take it all on. Just enjoy your time away :)

Have a safe trip!

Nadine said...

Concentrate on your trip and have fun! The writing will be there when you get back.

And have a blast at your writer meeting! I'm so jealous!

*looks around and wonders what to do without Melanie online for two weeks*

Melanie Avila said...

Aww, JLC, I'll miss you! I'll take lots of pictures. :)

Melanie Avila said...

Erica, I hope so!!

Melanie Avila said...

Nadine, fly to MI and join us!! Or Chicago. :)

After September you and I can get down to some serious scrabble!

Robin said...

That sounds wonderful! Don't worry about the writing. Just have a fabulous time! I'm excited for you all. Next time I'm coming!

gypsyscarlett said...

Have tons of fun! :)

Melanie Avila said...

Thanks Robin & Gypsy, I'll try!