Sunday, May 18, 2008

It's been a busy weekend...

Busy, busy, busy. The husband dragged me all over looking at properties he wants to flip. It's fun but also time consuming. The fun part is that I get to choose the appliances, flooring, paint colors -- stuff like that. We also give the properties names. This weekend we were looking at The Septic House and The Toxic House. He decided to forego The Toxic House. (Big sigh of relief from me). I also met a woman who does staging for houses that are up for sale. We hit it off immediately. I was thrilled to find another woman who has cards of paint colors in her purse.
The time consuming part was that I'm still working on this huge copywriting project. Back when I was a full-time, staff copywriter at ad agencies, I'd get asked what I did for a living and when I answered "I'm a copywriter", some people would ask if I worked at the copyright office...LOL. Now that I tell people I'm an author -- well, you don't need to hear the questions I get.
I just read Erica Orloff's blog and she poses an interesting question about what her character HATES. I love Erica's blog because she makes me think. And now I'm thinking about what my character hates instead of finishing this project.
Oh, and I got everything done for the RT Author Spotlight. I thought writing back cover blurbs was hard until I had to write a 50-words-or-less book description! But it's done, and so am I. At least for the weekend.


2 comments:

spyscribbler said...

Sounds busy! Flipping houses? That's way cool. I used to watch that show on TV ... Flip? Or something. It looks like fun, at least the picking out pain colors part and stuff!

Liz Wolfe said...

That is definitely the fun part. Then there are the other parts -- like a failed septic system, or a garage full of junk and porn. Yes. Porn..LOL.