Technically, I'm under deadline. The sequel to OH. MY. GODS. is due to my editor on Thursday. But... I'm almost done with my once-over revision, so I'm granting myself a lazy Sunday morning. (Not just because I've earned it, but because I feel a virus coming on and I'd rather spend one day relaxing than lose a week to the flu!) The question is, what all can I do from the comfort of my bed? Answer: Tons.
1. READ. I just finished up Kresley Cole's second paranormal, No Rest For The Wicked, and it was just yummy. A crazy, inventive "Lore" version of the Amazing Race (meaning Valkyrie's and Vampires and Werewolves are all competing for seriously supernatural prize). And I have book three, Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night, on my nightstand. Even more hours of enthrallment. (And then there's the rest of the TBR pile... I could be here for weeks.)
2. WATCH TV. When I don't have the energy to hunt for something else on TV, I tune in to my standby favorites: murder mystery shows. I'm a huge sucker for everything from Murder, She Wrote to Columbo. Diagnosis: Murder. Matlcok. Perry Mason. The occasional Mystery Woman (I love Kelli Martin, but the acting? Ugh.) If I can find it, I'll watch any version of Law & Order and CSI. I also love the mysteries from across the pond: Poirot (and anything Agatha Christie, really), Midsommer Murders, Wire in the Blood, and Waking the Dead. (Trust me, the Brits d dark and edgy way better than we do!)
3. WORK. Okay, so I'm not all rest and relaxation on my lazy Sunday. Since I've got a laptop (and my internet connection is, at the moment, working) I can work from bed. I'm composing this post in bed. I'm going to make a little more progress on my revision later. I may even work on a couple of other book ideas if I can't stop thinking about them. I can check email, update my website, order bookmarks, or anything. Laptops and wireless internet are just amazing! (Plus, I feel totally Meg Cabot.)
Now that you know what I'm doing on a lazy Sunday, it's your turn to spill. How do you like to spend a day where you don't have to do anything?
OH. MY. GODS. (Dutton) May 2008