Some Mornings Are Just… Slow

Or… the time is fast and I’m just slow. Now when I was working at the library, sometimes the time went really slowly. 🙂 It’s all relative. When I’m waiting on a repairman, the time goes slowly. When I’m trying to finish up a bunch of projects, the time goes by way too fast.

Have you ever noticed it’s the same way when you’re on your way to something? If you have all the time in the world, you have no traffic, hit every green light, and are there way too early? But if you’re running late, you get behind the tractor trailer that is moving at 10 mph and no way to get around him, and you reach town and EVERY light is against you? EVERY single one? Now what are the odds?

So, I woke at 4, wrote a 1,000 words, and it’s already 8??? How in the world did that happen?

I could give you all the boring details–Story Finds was kind enough to contact me and tell me that I was featured on their site with my 99 cent sale for Taming the Wild Highlander, so I had to share that with the world. That meant Facebook, and then I was on there catching up with all the comments. Then I had to Twitter. Okay, I’m not a big twitterer. Yes. It’s a word. Because I said so. And then I post on Twitter, follow their site, and see the block saying: If you have a free or cheap read to share, share it here, and I was hooked. Sooooo, when you do that, another and another and another, and so on, pop up. So I was happily Twittering away. Hopefully, I didn’t do it wrong. I never am quite sure about it. 🙂 Maybe I should take lessons. 🙂

So here is Story Finds Link, and they did a beautiful job. Thanks!

Okay, then I had to answer a million emails. Yes, overnight fans and friends and many others email me when I’m sleeping. Can you imagine? Why aren’t they all sleeping?

And then I was playing around with my full moon shots, okay, so that wasn’t EXACTLY essential to my morning routine, except that I wanted to share them on this blog. I’ll do it tomorrow though. Today is a shout out about Taming the Wild Highlander going on sale because it’s only for a day. Or, at least that’s what I planned. One day. It was picked up by ENT Book of the Day, you see, and that’s a great boon, so it’s coming out on Jan 22. That’s the sale day. So why is it on sale now? I had to reduce the price to ensure it WAS on sale for the sites by that day.

Edana Chattan senses concerns where people she knows could be in danger. When her brothers warn her they’re in trouble, she can’t convince her father to listen to her, so with an escort, she tries to locate them. Separated from her escort during a storm, she is discovered by Angus MacNeill, who is tasked to return her home.

Only Edana has other notions–and convinces him and his companions to allow her to use her abilities to locate her brothers who are manacled in a dungeon somewhere. That leads to a faux marriage and more dungeons and more trouble than Angus had ever thought possible. So why is the bewitching, fiery-haired lass making him think of marrying her for real?

Do you remember when I said that some times you are ahead of the game and then you’re even more ahead, but other times you’re way behind the ball and you’re never going to catch up?

That’s it! If I had changed the prices a day before, they wouldn’t have gone into effect until two days later. Murphy’s Law. But by changing them the week before, voila, instant success! An hour later, the 1-day sale is a go. Wrong day, a week early.

And that’s okay. I hate it when I see a sale that I missed because I was working or didn’t get the word until too late. So you get to enjoy it and I’m happy.

Now, as to my day that is slipping away before my very eyes, I’m off to make up for it. 25,000 words left to go on Jaguar Pride! Maybe about 2+ weeks to write on it, and it will be finished. Not all the way, but written, in any event. It’s due Mar 15, so that’s good. Then I’m off on another project! Keeps me out of trouble.

Okay, got to show off the full moon. Do you see the white light directly above it? That’s the North Star.

full moon and the North Star (533x800)

So, do you ever feel that your day is running away from you when you don’t want it to, and won’t go away when you do want it to?


4 thoughts on “Some Mornings Are Just… Slow

  1. Absolutely. Today went by fast for me. I woke up this morning and it was already 10:30! I usually get up around 7 7:30. First thing I thought is something bad is gonna happen. It seems to always speed up before something I’m not looking foreward to is gonna happen or before I get bad news. I pray it’s something simple today.

  2. I am a slave to my dog’s schedule, but I believe you beat us up by a half hour this morning. We took advantage of your wonderful sale offer, thanks!

    • Ah, thanks so much, Tom! Okay, here’s a tip, you need to be the alpha in the relationship. 🙂 Not that I am with dogs either. LOL 🙂 Just saying. 🙂

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