Yes, another of those weeks. It began Tuesday, with Thena having to go to the vet’s for tests. I haven’t gotten those results back yet, but they shouldn’t be that much longer coming. They said she hissed at them from the time she got there, until they put her to sleep, because it is the only safe way for them to handle her. Yes, she is small but can be vicious. Tath was in his glory while she was gone, king of the castle and didn’t have to share his territory. She woke up, and began to hiss as her eyelids moved. I got the call to get her, and she was still lipping off at them. Oy, the language!!! I wonder who taught her that, and she knew it all before she came, because that is how she treated them even when she was six months old. I brought her home, and Tath spread his ears and gave me that look. (You know the one.) It took me 2 days to settle them down. They weren’t sleeping in the same area, they would share their mama, and oy, the hisses. Things did get back to though, until this morning, when they decided it was time to go on a rampage, racing up and down from one side of the house to the other. Bouncing on mama, and the bed. Catapulting themselves off of me as they jumped onto the bed and off again. Sigh. Why?
I found out why they were acting like this a couple hours later, yes, it was very early when they got off to a start. Mother Nature outside is throwing a hissy fit of her own, it is raining, snowing and generally being miserable. Back to bed, put cover over head and realize this isn’t going to work, because I immediately have a pair of cats walking all over me. They want under the cover, no, it is too warm there, one is giving the other the paw, and the other is cowering and hissing at him. Sigh. It is going to be one of those days.
Time to talk about getting my work done, as pertains to the books… I make this point because, as those who know me are aware of, it is safety season, and we are very busy at regular work. I wrote 7 chapters over the weekend, and only 2 during the week, that type of busy. Eniko is going through the edits on ‘The Phoenixes Choice’ and ‘The Siren Connection’, which prompted me to warn the others in line that they are probably going to be coming at them. She says she won’t stop until she is caught up, which means ‘The Goddess’ as well. This should be interesting. Our hope is that ‘The Goddess’ will be in print in time for RTC Ottawa, so I can do a reading out of it. Yes, I am doing one of those, no, I am not offering to sell ‘The Goddess’ a half of a year before it is released, as a good will gesture. No, I don’t think that is too bad a tease, I could have chosen something out of the first chapter of ‘The Princess’… now that would have been bad.
As this is being put together, Cora is busy making up my banner, as well as getting ready to do another cover for me… Final Contact, which I will write when I return from Ottawa.
Well, with a mountain of edits to look forward to, as well as writing both ‘Teryka Rose’ and ‘Hidden Kingdoms’ before August, I better get moving. And, I will bid you adieu. Until next week…