Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A rut, seriously dirty glasses, late love scenes, and general procrastination

Well, piss!  I have been terribly negligent in my blogging duties and I have no real excuse except that I've been in a rut.  A funk.  A dithering blue period of lazy.  I have not been working on my revisions, I haven't been tweeting or blogging, and I have definately not been going to the gym or clearing our streets of crime.  But my friends, President's Day is upon is and this is as good a time as any to snap myself right on out of this rut.  Hence: this post, which will be an assortment of odds and ends, but beggars can't be choosers and all that.

First:  My husband took this relatively disturbing photo the other day when I asked him to grab my glasses for me.  To be fair, I only wear my glasses once and a while (I usually wear contacts), but still- this is really, really disgusting.  He was laughing so hard I thought he would pass out.  Yes, they are dirty and I don't know how I could see. 

Second:  Recently it was Valentine's Day (hopefully you can cast your memory back to last week and remember) and many lovely people hosted blog hops and contests relating to love scenes or romantic short stories.  I, unfortunately, was in the rut mentioned above and did not participate, so here is my very late contribution.  This is a scene from AN UNEXPECTED KINGDOM that occurs relatively late in the novel and is still from the third person perspective as I'm only on chapter 3 (kill me now) of my revisions.
A soft knock on her door sent her sprinting out of the bathroom back into her bedroom.  She had nearly reached the door when it opened silently.  Eiden stepped through the door and shut it behind him.  They stood a few feet apart and Ava just stared at him, studying the perfection.  He smiled, a shyer look than Ava had ever seen from him.  “Hello, Love,” he said.  Ava forgot to breathe.  Her heart stopped beating every time he said that word.  Her body was alive with electricity.  Tingles were pulsating out from her center.  “We must talk,” Eiden said.
“Later,” she said.  And she moved towards him with warrior speed.  He picked her up and she wrapped her legs around him as their lips met.  He was strong enough to only need one arm to support her, the other was tangled in her hair.  Their first kisses were urgent and greedy; all Ava could think was that she needed to be closer to him.  She crushed herself against his chest and clutched him tighter with her arms.  Her entire body felt like it was on fire from the heat of Eiden’s kisses.  He lifted her off him and turned her, so she was standing with her back against the wall.  He looked at her with such intense passion that Ava was afraid her clothes would burst into flame.  He kissed her slowly as he held her face, brushing his thumb along her cheekbone.
Too soon, he stopped and stared at her again.  He smiled, not shy this time, but with a radiance that showed his dimples.  Ava melted.  “I have to leave, Ava.  I wish I did not, but I should not be in here.  I just had to- well, I needed to see you.”
Ava took his hand and kissed his palm slowly.  “I love you, Eiden,” she said softly. 
            Eiden closed his eyes.  “I have been waiting a lifetime to hear you say that,” he whispered.

Finally:  I did work on some revisions today (finally) although I certainly ran through every possible form of procrastination first.  One was going through 900 photos from my sister's wedding and ordering prints.  Here's me making my toast and looking kind of crazy.
And, that's all I've got today.  Hope everyone has a great week!  Oh- I lied!  I have one more thing, a huge THANK YOU to both Rena and Jenny for the awards.  You guys are the best. 


  1. My glasses get like that. But I wear them ALL the time. I'm so glad to here you got some revising done. And it was so nice to see Ava and Eiden again. Nice, steamy scene!

    You don't look crazy in that picture, you look beautiful. And thanks for the words of encouragement on my blog. XOXO

  2. I understand that rut. We all get them at times. It's okay.

    But yes, wow, those glasses are a piece of work. Have you cleaned them since?

    Love that picture of you.

  3. I'm glad it's not just me who lets her glasses get a little funky :-)

  4. Jenny: Thank YOU! You are the most encouraging CP ever.
    McKenzie: The glasses did get cleaned. My husband insisted on doing it himself since (clearly) my glasses-cleaning skills are limited. Thanks for your comment about ruts- I'm trying hard to move beyond mine!
    Sarah: You are not alone!

  5. I hear you about being in a rut. :P Been there for a few weeks now. Just barely crawling back out! And you look totally cute in that picture. :)

  6. Aloha Megan,

    Thanks for that post - it was hilarious (your voice, not that you were stuck in a rut..) You have a new follower :)

    Also, I wanted to say thanks for signing up for my Got Green? Blog O'Hop.

    I'm looking forward to reading your post :)

    1. Hi Mark! Welcome! I'm excited for the Blog O'Hop and will work hard to have a good showing. Erin go brah!


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