On my to-do list this week: Leave the flat. No, really. Go out of doors!
Also on my to-do list: Edit two novels (client work), several more short stories for an anthology (publisher work), make a marketing plan for another novel (publishing work), prepare a class talk I've been asked to give about revising for writers.
Also, STAY ALIVE.
We forget that on our to-do lists usually, don't we? But I just put it there as a reminder to myself. DO NOT DIE trying to do all this stuff. Remember to eat and drink water, and put on clean clothes. Move away from the windows during lightning storms. And get some sleep, for gods' sake; you look haggard. I mean that's what I'd probably say if I had time to look into a mirror.
Not all glamor, this writing thing, eh?
But on the plus side, thanks to lots of lovely people -- some I know and some I don't -- Red Phone Box is currently #5 in books>dark fantasy on Amazon. It seems like the appropriate response is just to leap around all day screaming something jubilant. And throwing gold coins. Everything is made better by throwing gold coins, don't you think? British pound coins do look a little like gold dubloons . I think I may have three of those in my purse. But since I live on the fourteenth floor, I'd probably kill someone(s) if I threw them off the balcony. Plus, I might need those . We're almost out of milk.
Anyway, I'd better get to work. Will try to post on thenakedamerican.com this week. Don't forget to leave your questions there about America or Britain in comparison.
P.S. Here's photo of the special edition hardcover of Red Phone Box taken by my friend Eva Bradshaw. Oooh, shiny!