Wednesday, October 04, 2006

And There Was Much Rejoicing...

My book's turned in,
My work is done,
It's been five months since I've had some fun.
My kids and I should hit the road,
If re-reading doesn't make my head explode.

And there you have solid evidence of two things:

1) I suck at poetry. Even purposefully bad poetry.

2) I should never blog when I've had six hours of sleep in three days. Punnnnnnchyyyyyyyyyyy.

In celebration of my turning in the biggest piece of dreck known to humankind (I'm told I always feel this way about my books when I first finish them. But this time, I'm not kidding. Seriously, Sharron.), here are five things I am going to with the rest of my week, in addition to wrapping up some stuff with my day job:

1) Call or email all friends I have alienated by ignoring due to nightmarish book deadline piled on top of nightmarish work deadlines piled on top of repeated attempts not to be the Worst. Mother. Evah;

2) Excavate my house from under giant pile of abandoned goldfish crackers, tacky catalogs, and plastic grocery store bags that have accumulated in the last two weeks;

3) Watch and return the NetFlix DVDs I've had since, oh, the beginning of time, I think;

4) Call all friends who are on deadline and cackle manically into the phone, then hang up;

5) Create health-food regimen to detox from week-long diet consisting solely of Diet Coke and Veggie Tales Fruit Gummies.

And now I'm off to bed. Blissful, deadline-free, lovely bed. Good night, Minneapolis! (Or wherever you are.)


The Queen-a Athena said...


You rock. woman. Enjoy the sleep! Enjoy reclaiming your broccoli! Enjoy taunting your friends who are still on deadline!!!

Anonymous said...

Yayyyyyyy! I'm so happy for you!!!!!
Get some sleep. You and your lists. You can't laugh manically at me since I'm unpubbed. LOL.
Sooooooo glad you get to relax a little now.

Tracy Montoya said...

Thanks, Chris and Jen! I have never been so glad to finish a deadline in my life! (Now I just hope my ed. lets me revise that thing.)

Mariann said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see it in print!

Sharron said...

Love the poem!

And it's NOT dreck. You have never written dreck. I can't even imagine you writing dreck!

Sharron (she who knows dreck!)

MaryF said...

HURRAH!!!!! What a relief!

Tracy Montoya said...

Mariann, you might be better off not seeing it, but thanks for the encouragement!

And thank you, Sharron and Mary!

M Monkou said...


Since I'm late with my book AND I should NOT be blogging at this time, I have one thing to say to you:

I DON'T LIKE YOU RIGHT NOW! How dare you finish on time AND clean your house. Well since you're in a clean up mode, feel free to drive north and stop in Maryland. My house is waiting.

Have you seen your photo on my Photo Gallery page - hee hee.

P.S. Congrats and virtual hugs

Tracy Montoya said...

Oooh, Michelle, my sincere condolences. Although if you get a weird phone call from a cackling maniac sometime in the near future, just ignore it and go about your day....

I did see my photo! No fair posting one without airbrushing!

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