Another day, another hot guy with a puppy...

I'm back and ready to ramble on this amazingly beautiful, last Sunday of the month. It was one heck of a week last week, but I can say I managed to make it through...only partially unscathed, of course. 

On the writerly front...

Ever have one of those days where EVERYTHING goes wrong? Yeah, then you might be able to sympathize with the drama that was my Monday of last week. I'd just hit the glorious twenty thousand word mark on my new WIP when BAM my computer takes a dive into crapsvile. Like, the screen went black. It wouldn't turn on. It. Was. Broken. *sobs* I was expecting it to happen, so it wasn't too much of a surprise. But still, I wrote six manuscripts on that computer so it was like letting go of a child, in a way. 

That afternoon, I went out, got myself a shiny new laptop, got my Word all loaded and my motivation back at the same time. Until I stuck in my memory card to upload my new manuscript and discovered the latest version of that WIP did not, in fact, get saved. 

Un. Freaking. Believable. 

I'm not gonna lie. I cried. A lot. My husband Chris even called me a nut job (but then made up for it and cooked me dinner. Husbands just don't understand the trauma of writing malfunctions, let me tell ya.) I'd lost 6,000 glorious words and for the life of me couldn't remember what they were. So I did the only thing I could do at the time... I tossed that WIP onto the back-burner for another time and another place. Of course I'm not throwing in the towel. I'm renewing my head and giving other characters a chance to speak instead. 

So on Thursday, I began working on something new. A secondary book in a series that's actually on sub right now with my agent.. (YES, I know. the sub process is a secret, so I'll zip my lip now.) But if there's one thing I can share, is that this new untitled YA romance is probably the darkest book I've written so far. Oh! And after only four days, I've already cracked that 20k mark. 


Woot!

On the reader front...

I've read some amazingly good books this week. One that I can't get out of my head is Rules of Protection by Alison Bliss. It's a contemporary romantic suspense from Entangled that completely rocked my socks off. Great characters and amazing lol moments with yes, lots and lots of sexiness. Because you know I can't do a book without a little bit of sexiness. 
 
On the personal front...

I'm almost the mother of a five year old again, guys. *Sniff Sniff* My little Isabella *Belly* is growing up way too fast. She just lost her first tooth and she cried, not because it hurt, but because she was petrified that she'd never be able to eat Tootsie Pops again. But alas, we figured out right away that one missing tooth did not hinder sucker consumption after all. *Wipes brow*  

That's it for another week. I know. I'm not the most fascinating person around...but hey, I do try. And here's a hot guy and his puppy to say thanks for stopping by. (Because there can NEVER be enough hot guys with puppy pictures to go around, right?)