Ok, first of all you guys are so sweet to leave such lovely comments about both Misty Belle and my daughter...thank you!!!
The past few days I've been working like crazy! Not on decorating my house like most of you...oh how I wish, but on stories that are due very soon.
The crazy thing about freelance writing is that it's often feast or famine, and when you do get assignments they are often on a tight turnaround schedule, sometimes just a few weeks.
I don't really mind the tight deadlines because it gets me motivated, and if I have too long I will sometimes put things off. So when I'm in the zone for writing, I really do prefer to just keep at it until everything is done and sent off to the editor I'm working with at the moment.
What it does mean though is that everything else gets put on the back burner. I don't reply to emails, except work related ones, I can't do my usual blog reading, and worst of all I can't vacuum the tumbling tumbleweeds of dog hair floating across the floors in my house!
Ok, that last part about not having time to vacuum is a bit of a stretch, I mean I could vacuum if I wanted to...but I like to use the ole' I'm "on deadline" excuse! Eventually even I won't fall for this ruse though and I'll have to get this place shipshape and ready for Christmas, but not until I'm done with at least 2 of the 3 stories I need to write.
I may not have time to vacuum, but I did steal away from my computer for a few minutes to snap some photos of Mr. Eagle who was visiting our big dead tree today. We haven't seen much of the eagles since one of the big branches they liked to perch on broke off in the wind. Today, this one decided to land on the osprey nest. It's funny, the eagles never go inside the nest, and up until the branch broke recently, they wouldn't even stand on the nest...they aren't too fond of osprey, either the birds themselves, or apparently even their empty nests! But I was happy to see him fishing and standing on the nest today. He had his eagle eye on me the whole time and I'm pretty sure he was saying "hey shouldn't you be working young lady?!" What a nice eagle to call me young right?!
The other person keeping their eye on me is my daughter, yes that sweet looking one in the pictures in my last post. She has decided that we need to go to a Scottish Walk up near DC this weekend, since we've recently discovered some very strong Scottish heritage on my side of the family, so she sends me emails every so often reminding me to write, write, write! I told her I would have to wait and see if my stories were done before committing to come and spend the weekend with her, but she's not taking any chances and is keeping me on task so that we can go to the parade. She assures me that it will all be worth it, this non-stop writing marathon I'm on, because there will be a 50 foot Loch Ness Monster float in the parade. Now who wouldn't try to get their work done in order to see that?! *rolls eyes*