Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Glamorous Life of the Writer...

Just to fill everyone in, I have been busy working on cranking out the last few chapters of the novel...which seems to keep getting "just one more" chapter added to it each week as I delve deeper and deeper into the world I am creating. 

I have also churned out three freelance articles in the past week in an effort to keep up with the steady stream of appliance-break-down (knocking on wood) that seems to be plaguing our home.  (Clearly I owe a huge karmic debt.)  For those keeping tally, we are currently enduring the following: 
  1. Leaky roof
  2. Leaky kitchen faucet (this one is new as of today)
  3. Broken dishwasher
  4. Broken closet door
  5. Broken air conditioner in my van (with 100+ degrees common in the foreseeable future)
I did somehow (I suspect sheer, dumb luck) manage to fix the broken toilet last weekend, and my husband did manage to fix the broken washing machine a couple of weeks ago.  (Hey, I will take whatever small blessings I can get!)

Ah, the glamorous life of the writer...


  1. Glamorous and full of flowing champagne...until we wake up.

    I hope you get it all fixed soon.

  2. I know how it goes. I gave up a day of writing to work on my husband's car, and now we have a fussy toilet that won't fill, not to mention the overgrown yard and the deck that I STILL haven't finished painting. We started the deck project back in March. That's the most annoying thing on my to-do list now that it's almost July...

    The first thing we replaced was the broken TV, though. Priorities! :) Good luck!

  3. Oh yeah, I'll never forget the time my grandma's kitchen faucet broke when I was kid. The faucet rattled twice then shot off the sink followed by a stream of water that shot to the ceiling. My Mom just stood there staring at the water hitting the ceiling and said, "Hmm, well, that's unusual."

    Good luck with your fixes.

  4. Writers are all about the glamour. That's why we live in a fantasy world, where every chair and desk is matched and pens never leak, computers never break down and no one has to use the leaky toilet. :)

  5. You get the fabulous (not to mention glamorous) MayYourApplicancesNeverDie award. May a plumber be ever on call and a computer specialist at arms length when you're at your wits end. :)