Oh hell.

This was my life, post-cricket, on Thursday.

This is 1:42 p.m.

It took 2 minutes to saw through the bubble wrap on the package to reveal the annotated copy of Hedi Book 2 and THE NOTES.

This is my life after getting past the first two paragraphs on THE NOTES.

Somehow I made it to the couch but when I looked up some two hours later half a bottle of beaujolais was gone, and this is what I saw.

This is how my hangover felt Friday morning.

These is what I wanted to do between 4:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Friday.

This is  what I did instead.

I talked to my friends (Uhm, I had to. I sounded liked a blithering raging monster the night before).

This is what I eventually did.

Life felt marginally better after that phone call to my editor.

I began the important part. I went shopping for essentials.

And I assembled a few essential tools.

I’ll see you when I come out the other side. Until then, please ignore the whimpers from Canada.



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Leigh's an urban fantasy writer, living in Southern Ontario.
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7 Responses to Oh hell.

  1. B says:

    Hang in there Leigh! You’re going to be absolutely fantastic! *hugs*

  2. Deidre says:

    This is brilliant. And funny. And a great visual demonstration of what it feels like to get an editorial letter. MUAH. You’ve written a wonderful book, but it’s going to be get even more brilliant. Which says a lot b/c it’s already pretty darn amazing.

  3. Tim Barzyk says:

    Wow. Wonderful. Can’t wait…
    Is dedication to writing (and publication) the quickest route to masochism?
    P.S. Have been through the ringer quite a few times on my non-fiction stuff. Always a wonder to see the end product after working through edits, but you captured the roller-coaster to get there quite well!

    • Leigh Evans says:

      I’m thinking it is, Tim:-) But along the way, there are so many great and wonderful things. You have to remember that as you plod through the tough stuff.

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