Well, here it is . . . the day before my three girls go back to school. I'm frantically trying to purge the house of all evidence of Christmas--tree droppings, garland, ribbons, glitter, and that dorky little elf that flies to Santa's workshop every night during December only to return to our house each morning in a different hiding place. If I ever meet those women who wrote that elf book, I just might . . . nevermind.
We've had a crazy, fun holiday season with lots of friends, family, and drop-ins. I feel like I've been on some kind of crazy spring break binge for weeks (and our house looks that way, too--except it's mostly littered with juice boxes and crushed candy canes instead of beer cans and cigarette cartons).
My WIP has been simmering untouched for a good month now, and I'm itching to get back to it. I can see it, completed, shimmering like a star out there in the big black sky. I'm so close. I know exactly what's going to happen. I know how my characters are going to react. I know how it's going to end. I just have to flesh out some really important, really emotionally poignant parts of the story. Yeah, I "just" have to do that.
So, HAPPY 2009! Let's get to work.