Friday, October 10, 2008

What's Your Personal Hell?

Keeping with the Devil theme this week (btw, have you seen my Lucifer??? Check him out in the post below...)

Anyway, Devils, demons, hell. It seems the LIT ladies are entering the the subterrean hotbed called 'approaching deadline, and not yet started' hell. Yes, that would be us, in what writers love to call 'deadline hell'.

The three of us are under deadline, try like, three weeks. We're supposed to be writing an anthology that celebrates the beauty of the winter solstice. Kind of hard when you're sweating your baggets off trying to make deadline. However, us LIT ladies work extremely well under pressure~thank God. I think we're all really adreneline junkies, and our best work is usually wrung out of us under duress. So, here's hoping that will still ring true. Our hell is doubly hellish because the three of us have a new editor to impress the hell out of (sorry about the puns).

So, posts could be kind of shoddy around here. We do apologize, we are trying to butter Lord Craven Moore up so he can take over, but the man is brooding and pouting, and frankly, we're all ready to send to him to hell! Anyone take him on?

But, we do have a proposition for you, delurk and tell us what your personal hell is, and we'll draw a winner and send you a copy of Diary Of Cozette, Amanda's steamy little read, Plus Karin Tabke's hot and sexy medieval romance, Master of Surrender.

We'll draw the winner Friday October 17th.

So, tell us...what's your hell?


Anonymous said...

Why being ignored of course!
I find myself at loose ends...anyone tie me up?


Kristina Cook said...

Such a naughty boy, that Lord Craven-Moore!

Genella deGrey said...

My own personal hell . . .

Recently, the woman assigned to edit my book bailed on me.

As you know, I work in Hollywood - and the norm around here is if a producer who has green lit your project gets fired or quits his/her job for whatever reason, your project doesn't go with them, but gets tossed out.

So you can imagine how freaked out I was. I was pretty dang sure they were going to release me from my contract. TOTAL DEVISTATION.

However, the editor-in-chief emailed me and asked if she could take on the project. Bless her heart!

I have since then been released from the pit of fire to which I was bound. ;)

But that *was* pretty hellish.


Charlotte Featherstone said...

SO glad you got yourself a new editor and the project is still is going through, Genella!
We've had an editor switch, and it was kind of hellish for a couple of days for us, too. We'd built up a rapor and trust with the first editor, so we were a bit anxious when we were told that we were getting a new one! That hell has eased up since speaking to the new editor...the deadline's only gotten hotter!

Kristina Cook said...

LOL, Genella! Yeah, happens all too often in publishing land! Glad to hear it's all settled now!

Karin Tabke said...

my personal hell is a crashed computer! mine nose dived into the black hole of lost hard drives last week. :(

Kristina Cook said...

Oh, man, Karin! That's definitely every writer's nightmare. Here's hoping you had everything backed up!

kimmyl said...

My personal hell is never having enough time when you need it.

flchen1 said...

Oh, Lord Craven-Moore--such an easy remedy for your own personal hell... ;)

Genella, I'm so sorry--that does sound miserable! I'm glad you've got a new editor!

Karin, that's pretty horrible too--any chance of resurrection? Sometimes those computer gurus can work mini-miracles... hope you get one!

My own personal hell? Facing our guest room/junk room... It's piled high with boxes of baby clothes, craft supplies, old school papers, magazines that I saved for some reason or another, random parts to toys possibly long gone, and all sorts of other fun stuff... I know I need to sort through and take care of it all, but I truly dread it--I was definitely not in line when God handed out the gift of organization! ;)

Amanda McIntyre said...

My poor Lord Craven, our frightful schedules as of late keep your playful muses at bay-just within reach of your most capable fingertips!

But is not the torture bring a measure of torture to you, milord?
Naym, the anticipation of the conquest is sometimes sweeter than the conquest itself (though heavens bliss awaits then as well!)

Be well, milord, for you know these deadline ropings which bind your lovelies remind of us of what delights await.

Be patient milord, for patience brings its own splendiferous rewards!


Amanda McIntyre said...

Kimmy--I so hear you!

Especially at present!!
In my head I have this ideal laundry, no children to run to and from, no grocery lists--and then I realize, what my life would be like without all of those things and its all pulled back into perspective.

I love love the movie Parenthood--one of the best lines ever I always think of when I feel like my life is unraveling from "schedules" and I realize , I'm a bit like the Grandmother in this scene...

Grandma: You know, when I was nineteen, Grandpa took me on a roller coaster.
Gil: Oh?
Grandma: Up, down, up, down. Oh, what a ride!
Gil: What a great story.
Grandma: I always wanted to go again. You know, it was just so interesting to me that a ride could make me so frightened, so scared, so sick, so excited, and so thrilled all together! Some didn't like it. They went on the merry-go-round. That just goes around. Nothing. I like the roller coaster. You get more out of it.

hang in there, enjoy the ride!


Pam P said...

Hmm, I wouldn't mind going to hell along with Lord Craven Moore.

My personal hell is trying to make heads or tails out of my father's bills and finances, he always throws away the important stuff and seems to keep the junk.