Wow, I spent the entire day writing one scene! It’s a helluva scene, but dear God could I ever use a drink! This is the way it always goes. I’ve been pulling all-nighters all week. Up at 6:30 to get the Luke to school. Then up to 2:00 (or 3:00!) writing. I always want a drink or sugar when I’m tired, and of course, I can have neither.
I think this is the first book I’ve ever written without being able to have a glass of wine or a cocktail afterwards. I’ll say one thing, it’s not nearly as much fun. Damned slow metabolism. I’m coming to grips with the fact that even if I didn’t have Metabolic Syndrome I would probably have to change my eating/drinking habits simply due to age. Up until I got into crunch time I wasn’t particularly missing booze. Oddly enough, I haven’t missed sugar at all, and I’m not sure why. This week as I deal with the pressure of an upcoming deadline it’s tough going without, but I know I can do it.
The longer I work on Let’s Do it Again the more I like these characters. I’m hopeful that readers will like them as much, it’s a bit of departure as they’re in their forties and have already been married and divorced, but I hope people will meet me half way and at least give them a chance. I promise this story is as funny and sexy as anything I’ve written.
I got a helluva comment on Santa Baby at Amazon the other day. A reader said that I’m her fallback author when she gets tired of porn disguised as romance. That pretty much made my day. For one thing, I’ve talked to several people who won’t read my books because they are erotic. Of course, that’s depressing, but I know I’ve never compromised the romance. I work very hard to ensure that the romance is an integral part of the story and it’s so very cool to find a reader who appreciates my efforts.