I had my day all planned out. Murphy’s Law has taken hold and won’t go away.
Oh, this morning started out fine. Besides doing this blog, there is nothing on my calendar. This should be a good writing day. After two cups of coffee, getting dressed (I always get dressed. If I don’t, it’s like an open invitation for someone to ring my doorbell.), and checking my email, I’m ready to blog.
The phone rings. Caller ID says the contractor who will be doing remodeling work for us this summer is calling. I’d better answer that. They want to send someone out late this afternoon to double check some measurements. Okay, no problem. I should be able to get pages written by then. Again, I’m ready to blog.
The doorbell rings. What??? I’m dressed!! I peek out the window and the FedEx guy is standing there with a package. Okay, this won’t take long. It’s probably a research book I ordered. Not. He’s delivering the copyedits for TWILIGHT MAGIC. Naturally, I have to open the envelope to see what the copyeditor wants me to check on. Uh, oh. She says there’s no
The phone rings. It’s the local hospital. This can’t be good. I’m sure you can all imagine the horrors that sped through my mind in the millisecond it took for my hand to grab the receiver and put it to my ear. It’s amazing how many loved ones you can think of, and how many terrifying scenarios you can envision, in a millisecond. Turns out (thank you, Lord) that the insurance company has denied payment on a charge for a routine test that they’ve been paying for without question for several years. A call to the insurance company reveals they somehow got the idea that I have medical insurance separate from my husband’s. No, I say. We’ll pay the bill, she says. Thank you.
Four hours have now passed since I turned off the alarm clock.
I have already transferred a barely begun chapter of SUNSET MAGIC to my flash drive and the charger on my laptop reads 82%. When the battery level gets to 100%, I’ll put on shoes (Getting dressed doesn’t necessarily mean putting on shoes. Slippers work.), then I’m leaving home. After a stop at the coffee shop for a huge, caffeine-rich Mocha Latte, I’ll head for one of the study rooms at the library where no one can get to me. I figure this will be good practice for later this summer when the workmen are in here ripping things up and nailing things down, and it will be absolutely impossible to work at home.
MIDNIGHT MAGIC, Available Now!
TWILIGHT MAGIC, December 2006 – which MIGHT include a scene on
SUNSET MAGIC, in progress, one chapter at a time