Okay, deep breaths, I think I'm over my little wobble yesterday. I remember doing exactly the same when I read Any Way You Want Me at this stage. It's that realisation of , Oh my God, this is actually going to be a book. People are going to read it! Aaarrrggghhh! - very scary. There are quite a few sad, introspective bits in this second novel too, and I'm not sure that I do sad and introspective very well, to be frank. Give me a bit of drama any day, or a few laughs.
Mind you, I am feeling a bit sad and introspective myself today as this is the last day of H-t-b's leave. He goes back to work on Monday! I am so gutted. It has been fab, both of us bimbling around at home for the last few months. It is all going to get so so so much harder from next week. He only works three days a week but all the same, it's three long days away in London, horribly early trains etc. He will never see daylight, let alone me and the kids (sniff). And I will almost certainly lose my marbles, trying to do school runs and packed lunches and everything else on my own. *sigh* I feel as if I'm not in control of all those little things that need doing right now - costumes for school play, raffle prize donations for school fair, hoovering, supermarket shopping, kids' homework time, let alone Christmas and WEDDING to sort out. I wish I could freeze time like Hiro and just stop everything else in the world so that I could catch up...
Right. Enough whinging. I'm off to give myself a shake and a pep talk, oh and get the biscuit tin. Then I've got to get myself dolled up for another trip to London this afternoon. Maybe some post-meeting shopping is what I need!
At Hawthorn Time ~ Melissa Harrison
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