Drain Clogs, New Books & an Optimistic Start…

Last week sucked, with a few notable exceptions. Pretty much
anything that could go wrong did starting on Tuesday, including a
clogged kitchen sink (only one side, thank goodness) that we didn’t
manage to get un-clogged until just yesterday. Not because it was
difficult, mind you – it took about half an hour once we finally decided
to “just do it”. It just took us that long to give into the realization
that chemicals, plungers, and even a shop vac just wouldn’t do the
trick, and we’d have to take pipes apart to get the job done. 

Lazy souls, we are. 

But the sink is fixed, and last week had it’s good points too, like Craig Lancaster’s launch party for Edward Adrift on Friday night, and a trip to the comic book store Saturday evening (after my first Superior Spiderman subscription comic got here and I realized I still needed the one before it). Oh! And finding James Rollins’ Bloodline
in paperback, finally! I do so love when a favorite author’s latest is
finally out in paperback (hubby still prefers paper and we both read
action/adventure novels, so we buy those in print to share).  

And of course you might have seen my last post, wherein Sleep With Me
was finally released on Saturday. Yay! Always great to release another
book into the wild, and I’m particularly proud of this one (good thing I
don’t read reviews, eh?). There will be two more in that series, and
I’m looking forward to writing them both. Fun, contemporary reads. The
paperback for SWM should be available in the next couple of weeks, for
those who like the lower tech versions. 

This week, I’ve hit that “reset” button on life, and hopefully I
can make a lot more progress than last week (which was practically

– Scenes for 5 drafts
– revisions to a horror draft
– Print formatting/upload for SWM
– Personal budgeting/finances (I did get the business books caught up last week – go me!)
– Kitchen reorganization (will probably take more than a week, but I
decided after our little kitchen fiasco last week that it was
– Workout 3x

And that’s plenty for the week. Here’s to much more reading and writing, and much character chattiness along the way, eh?

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4 comments on “Drain Clogs, New Books & an Optimistic Start…

  1. Ardee Eichelmann

    Jamie, I am sorry to hear about the clogged drain. That kind of a clog can be difficult to deal with. I am glad you got it taken care of. I hope you enjoy your new comic books and the James Rollins novel. Steffie has read his books and enjoys them too.

    I hope that Sleep With Me sells well. I bought it this weekend. I can’t wait to read it and fill in all of the things I missed. I don’t know how I get so behind and lost when the serials come out but I do. It is most annoying.

    Have a great week!



  2. Jamie DeBree

    Thanks Ardee-ann – I really hope you like it! 🙂 I get behind on reading serials too, honestly, so I completely understand that. That’s partially why I’ve been phasing them out – I know I don’t have time to read them, and I know a lot of others don’t either. Excerpts seem to be a bit easier to keep up with.

    I’ve already read through my Superior Spidy’s, and loved them, and can’t wait to get to the rest. The Rollins book will have to wait awhile, but he never disappoints…

    I hope you have a fabulous week, and happy reading! 🙂

  3. Stacy

    Of all the things going on in the world I was fascinated about the drain clog and how it was finally managed. You are a boss for handling it yourselves! Color me inspired!

  4. Jamie D.

    LOL – Thanks, I think. We can be pretty handy when we’re not busy being lazy…