So the other day I looked up from my computer and asked my husband Matt, "Did we have winter already?"

And he was all like, "Yeah, honey, it's spring now."

 See, I've been writing a lot of books the past six months. And by a lot, I mean three. And while I'm not nearly done editing them, I just finished the rough draft of the third and final one yesterday. (What are they, you ask? One is UNWANTEDS book 3, one is my book in the INFINITY RING series which you can read about in USA Today, and the third one? Is top secret. Hee.)

There's still a TON of work that needs to happen on all three, but there's something so awesome about getting to the end of a book and figuring out just what that last line will be. Never mind all the mess that lies between the first line and the last line. We'll get to that. But yesterday, in celebration, I went out. All by myself. Not on tour, or to anything author related. I went to the gourmet market and had a blast.

 This is the glamorous life of an author. For the first time in about six months, I had all the time in the world to look at produce. I was not there to research or to speak or work, I was there with a different hat on, a hat I hadn't tried on in a long time. I wandered around just looking at all the beautifully colored fruits and vegetables, from brilliant red peppers to deep purple eggplant. I bought five absolutely gorgeous avocados. I bought some fresh shrimp, and some manchego cheese, and some marcona almonds, and some beautiful salami and a freshly baked baguette, and some shallots, and limes and some root-looking vegetables I saw on a cooking show once but have never tried, and now I can't remember what they're called so I can't even look them up to see how to prepare them. Ha! But it was SO. MUCH. FUN.

 Now, I'm wondering. What do you like to do for fun when you get that feeling of relief after you've finally made it to the end of a long, arduous task?
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message 1: by Ivelisse (new)

Ivelisse I think you should go get pampered and then go do all the things that you haven't been able to do in the last six months (not all in the same day of course). Go watch a show, have dinner with friends, go to the theater to watch a movie, etc. My first suggestion was to read a book that you have been just dying to read, but I'm not sure if that would be relaxing for you after writing for the last six months. Congrats on finishing the books! And I hope you find many wonderful things to do with you free time.


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

I do the same thing when I finish something. Read. U r able to be transported when u read and in a way it relaxes u

message 3: by Kara (new)

Kara Crompton Read, that is all I ever do. Read. It is both what I do when I finish a "long, arduous task", and it is a task in itself. (But not so arduous.) I have so many books to read, I don't think I'll ever finish them all, because it seems for every book I finish, two more get added to the list. But, just to let you know if you're reading this, Fade and Gone are at the top of my list, but they are never at the library. I loved Wake a lot, and I really want to read the next two, but that doesn't seem to be working out. (It is the kind of thing that makes reading a task of it's own... not that I'd every want anything else.
But I'm very glad you had fun getting your food and such.

message 4: by Gypsy (new)

Gypsy Novela Do a culinary romance!! Big sales in Europe and the states.

message 5: by Gypsy (new)

Gypsy Novela Do a culinary romance!! Big sales in Europe and the states.

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