When you realize the 1 hour of writing you thought you had left on today’s project deadline is actually more like 6-8 hours of writing (what was I thinking???), and it’s 6:30 p.m. when you realize it, well, you’re glad you have a cat to keep you company in the basement, where you have shut yourself away to try to concentrate.
(Arya thinks my little plug-in heated blanket I have down there is the best thing ever. The purring was LOUD.)
Most of it is done now (12:30 p.m.) and sent. There’s two more little bits to do, but I have sent my editors an apologetic note, and will do them first thing in the morning. They have work from several other writers coming in, and they can’t possibly read all of them before noon tomorrow, so I think it’ll be okay. I do hate missing deadlines, though, even by a little. Boo.
This is for the sekrit project, codename Garuda, so I can’t give you an excerpt, alas! Oh, wait, maybe I can. This doesn’t really give anything significant away.
“The sea and its rich trade routes lie less than a day away, the jungle is full of spirit creatures, and winged garudas frequently fly overhead.”
There. Now you know as much as I do.