by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett
Except ... I didn't.
With Baited Breath, out on Tuesday) ready for publication. That seemed to take a VERY L-O-N-G TIME. Then we put together the print version of my collection of (prequel) Jeff Resnick short stories, EVOLUTION: Jeff Resnick's Backstory.
Then all of a sudden it was Christmas week and I was shopping, and baking, and cooking, and cleaning and ...
I started working on a short story in the evenings ...
I finished my short story ...
Then all of a sudden it was New Year's Eve.
Now here we are at January 2nd and I still haven't hung up my new calendars. And I started the year off wrong because ... If you have a messy office on January 1st, you're doomed to have a messy office the whole year. Mine looks like a warehouse with bookmarks, postcards, books, CDs, and piles and piles of paper.
But ... I'm going back to work on Monday. On the new Booktown Book. No excuses. (Maybe.) But not in my office. I can't work there--it's too cluttered. I'll be in the nice and tidy (but cold) living room with my laptop and an granny-square afghan.
Did December go buy in a flash for you, too?
Meanwhile, have a happy New Year -- let's hope it's a good one for all of us!