Sorry to have been scarce for the past week.  I sort of went into e-hiding, to focus on writing.  The good news is, after several false starts, I finally have a beginning I like for my new book.  Which doesn’t mean it’s the beginning that will be in the final draft necessarily, but it means it’s a viable starting place and I’m making good progress.  Yay!

Basically, toward the middle of last week, things were not looking good.  I was completely frustrated with my circular “progress” and just not having fun writing the story–which is a sure sign something is wrong.  I was so distracted, I clean forgot to watch the season finale of Project Runway.  Mr. Dare got fed up with my irritable, impossible-to-live-with-ness, he threw me out of the house and forced–forced!–me to go to a nice hotel for the weekend and type my fingers off.  So that’s what I did.  And bless him, it worked.  I came back energized, optimistic, and very clean (I think I took five showers in 2 days–that’s how I do my best thinking, after all, and then all that unlimited hot water and free white-ginger soap…mmm).

How do I reward this man?  He really is a hero.

8 comments to “Emerging from the cave”

  1. terrio
    · October 21st, 2008 at 9:07 am · Link

    I’ve read your work. We both know you don’t need to ask this question. 🙂

  2. terrio
    · October 21st, 2008 at 9:08 am · Link

    Oh, Yay! for the good beginning and Yay! for Mr. Dare!

    ….forgot to throw that in there.

  3. Keira Soleore
    · October 21st, 2008 at 9:18 am · Link

    I’m thinking a babysitter or overnight sleepover for the kids has to be involved in any plans of thanking Mr. Dare. 😀

    Your posts about your writing process are fabulous, Tessa! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I’m always curious: How do othr people do it? Write, that is.

  4. Elyssa Papa
    · October 21st, 2008 at 10:08 am · Link

    Mr. Dare needs to be cloned.

    Hm. Maybe take Mr. Dare out for a romantic dinner to thank him for all his superhero awesomeness.

    And you and I were in the same place last week in frustration levels. Yay to new beginnings!

  5. Janga
    · October 21st, 2008 at 10:30 am · Link

    It’s clear why you write such great heroes, Tessa. You have such a good model at home. 🙂

    And hurrah for the new beginning!

  6. kelly krysten
    · October 21st, 2008 at 11:05 am · Link

    Oh, cool! Congrats on the new beginning. And if I’d known there were husbands like that out there, I might have given more energy to dating.

  7. Maggie Robinson
    · October 21st, 2008 at 3:44 pm · Link

    Here’s to dashing Mr. Dare! tell him we’re starting a fan club.

  8. Tessa
    · October 24th, 2008 at 9:10 pm · Link

    Oh, Terri – you are too funny.

    But lest anyone get a too-rosy picture of the man, let me set the record straight: He did watch the children for two days. During those two days, he did not clean a single dish, wash a single article of clothing, or pick up a single toy. I came home to quite a scene. However, I knew how much he’d been missing me when I opened the DVD player the next morning – nope, not what you’re thinking (Terri!)…it was the 2005 movie version of Pride and Prejudice. LOL. Seriously, my hubby watches period drama of his own volition!