Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Good news, bad news, and PRIZES!

The Good News: THE BOOK IS FINISHED!


The Bad News: My brain is mush.

Finishing a book is an amazing feeling. Knowing you've taken two characters through their story to their Happily-Ever-After is a rush (especially since it's rarely easy -- you've suffered just as much as they have, and are just as glad to finally get to the HEA).

I don't have a lot of words left, and the few I do have aren't guaranteed to make any sense, so being pithy, witty, amusing or whatever-that-other-word-I-can't-think-of-at-the-moment-is just ain't gonna happen folks.

I must rest my brain so that when my editor gets back to me with the list of revisions, I'll have something to give her. While I'd love to go take a nap (or even attack my massive to-do list), I must chaperone a second grade field trip today. Oh, yes, that's *exactly* what my brain needs. How'd I get talked into this?

So while this is bad for me, it's good for y'all. All you have to do is say hi in the comment tail and I'll give away some of the books and prizes on my shelf. Don't know how many winners there will be yet. I know, we'll see how many drinks I need after I get home from the field trip -- I'll give away the same number of prizes!

PC

27 comments:

tetewa said...

Congrats on finishing!

Anonymous said...

sorry brainis mush but glad book is done wtg
have a nice day and Hi

kh

Jane said...

Congrats on finishing the book, PC. Have fun on the field trip. Hi.

Maureen said...

Congratulations on finishing your book!

cas2ajs said...

Congrats on finishing the book. A second grade field trip? You're a brave woman. I don't think I could handle that on one of my good days. :)

Cheryl S.

housemouse88 said...

Sorry to hear your brain is mush. Congrats on finishing the book. Hope the trip goes good. Have a great day.

Christine said...

Yay! You finished. Your reward is a field trip with second graders??? Try to have fun with the little ones and when you get home, pour a lovely glass of white wine and sip it in the sunshine.

WTG!!

Sherry Werth said...

Congrats on finishing the book! Good luck and have fun on the field trip today. : )

M.V.Freeman said...

I think you need combat pay to go on a field trip with second graders....

And CONGRATS on finishing the book! May the winds of inspiration keep on blowing! (my version of an Irish Blessing!)

Playground Monitor said...

Field trips were my specialty, and I went on some great ones. But we all have our strengths and yours is obviously finishing books. Wanna help me plot my next one? ::grin::

Congrats on another one done!

Verification word = dranch. Is this a sign my next book is supposed to be a cowboy romance?

Christine said...

Hi there--you'll survive the field trip ... and then it's time to relax with your feet up and a wonderful glass of wine.

Caroline said...

Congrats on finishing your book. Sorry your brain is mush - have a drink on me! Take care. Caroline x

Misty Wright said...

WOOHOOO, on finishing the book! :) Ugh, on the trip. I had a long day yesterday then was woke up with a sick on last night. So these 4 am mornings are killing me. I will join you for the drink at the end of the day. :) Cheers! Hope you do have fun on the trip, though. They are fun at times, depending on where you are going. LOL.

Minna said...

Congrats on finishing the book!

Smarty Pants said...

Congrats. My brain is mush and I haven't finished a book. Wonder what that means?

No comment.

catslady said...

LOL since your brain is mush maybe a second grade field trip is just what you need roflmao. Congrats on finishing your book!

Kathy said...

Congrats on finishing your book!! ;)

I loved going on field trips and have been a quite a few. A few of my favs around here, a trip to Monte Sano, watching Indian Dancing, and sorry Angel, baseball with the Stars!! To top that off, STOMP and CATS!!

Go forth and champion!!

Gina said...

congrats on finishing. Sleep time now. lol

Rose said...

Great going, congrats

Amy S. said...

Congrats on finishing the book!

Kammie said...

Congratulations on finishing your book! You must be overjoyed...well maybe that will come after the field trip. lol Hope all those second graders behaved themselves.

Caffey said...

Congrats on finishing the book! I really don't know how you do this!! I remember struggling writing my thesis. So I'm leaving that to you and all! :) Hope you get to celebrate that too!

Laurie said...

Where did you go on your field trip?
I went on several as the mother of 4 kids. (museums, theme parks, historical sites) At least one child gets misplaced, sick, or impossible!
I met some wonderful dedicated teachers and fellow moms. Hope you had a great experience!!

Congrats on finishing your book!! What a relief!!( I imagine.)

CrystalGB said...

Congratulations on finishng your book. :)

Virginia said...

Congratulations on finishing your book! The way I look at bad day just hope for better days ahead!

ReadingIsSoMuchFun said...

YaY! Congratulations on finishing the book :-)

Aww sorry you couldn't rest but I do hope you have got some kind of rest. You will need it.

Please enter me, thank you.

Hugssss
LindaH

Laurie said...

THANK YOU!