The lovely thing about this freelance gig is that it’s possible to procrastinate work by…doing other work.Â in this case, I am, well, updating my website, and I am handling emails, and I am adding words to the WiP and doing editor-for-hire work…
all to avoid working on the author page set for TRICKS OF THE TRADE.Â Which is due on the 5th.
I don’t mind page proofs, but Harlequin has a rather old-school approach to author sets that includes a lot of paperwork, and it drives me batshit.Â Really.Â After nine+three books, it still makes me shy away like a horse seeing a snake down the road.
I’ll do it, of course.Â This is my responsibility.Â But I’ll need to be driven to it by the roar of the approaching deadline.
I also have to polish up this week’s Practical Meerkat’s “52 bits of useful advice,” and get it off to my beta before she scowls at me.Â Her scowls are a terrifying thing…
So.Â I should get to it, huh?
Here.Â Have a self-portrait.