Thursday, September 29, 2016

Forgive Me While I Virtually Toss Up My Hands by Mackenzie Crowne

When the lovely Roses of Prose approached me several months ago and asked if I’d be interested in contributing to their daily columns full of wit and wisdom, I hesitated. Wisely so. I know myself, you see, and freely admit I’m one of those organizationally challenged people who tend to bite off more than they can chew, only to be horrified later when all those balls they’re attempting to juggle start binging off their head as they crash to the ground.

Another reason for my reluctance was the ladies of prose themselves. You’ve read them. They’re freaking brilliant. Most months, as I sit down and contemplate ideas for my contribution to the insightful and entertaining posts you normally read here, I end up feeling like Carol Burnett at a beauty contest.

(Some of you may be too young to get the reference to Carol. Just know, she’s gorgeous, in a hilarious way)

Well, this month is one of those balls crashing to the floor months, reminding me I was correct to hesitate. My lack of organization has slammed smack dab into the deadline wall I’ve been attempting to scale for the past several weeks. With TO WIN HER SMILE, the last book of my PLAYERS series due to my publisher today, I still have several more chapters to write. Consequently, I haven't come up with a single insightful thing to say here today. Seriously, I’ve got nothing and don't want to be me today.

At the moment, every single bit of my concentration and imagination is tied up with Wyatt Hunter, a sexy, superstar quarterback who isn't quite sure what to do with Piper Darrow, a broke, modern day English Baroness with a camera and an attitude.

Wyatt and Piper's story won’t be available until late next year, but Wyatt has a couple of friends named Jake, Tuck, and Max whose stories are all on sale at the moment. How’s that for a shameless plug?

I’ll be back next month with something amazing and life-altering, maybe, but for now, check out my Players and have a fabulous weekend!

When Mac isn’t bashing her head against a wall and ignoring everything else in her life because of a deadline, she spends her time weaving HEAs for her characters, like those in her Players series from KensingtonBooks


Jannine Gallant said...

Just take a deep breath and tell your editor you're going to be a little late. They usually have an 8 month lag time, so it isn't the end of the world! I think they give out those dates well in advance just so it isn't a crisis if an author is late. You've got this, Mac. She'll love the book so much, all will be forgiven. LOL

Margo Hoornstra said...

Freaking brilliant? Who knew? Thanks, Mac, but the truth is we're all in this together, that's why we're called Roses of Prose, as in plural. What Jannine said is absolutely right. (She's so smart!) You'll see, all WILL be forgiven and you'll produce another dynamite book!

Rolynn Anderson said...

Hells, bells, Mac. You make me laugh...always do...which I like! We're in this business because we're good at on R of P or in our novels. And we're an honest, caring bunch, good at crap detecting. Sense of humor? Oh, yes! You belong here, and don't forget it. Carry your swagger to the page, baby, and finish that can and you will!

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

I love when you have nothing to's so comical. Muah! As for deadlines, editors have to wait for brilliance. Mediocre comes quickly. You've so got this, hon.

Brenda Whiteside said...

I'm certainly feeling better about me today! And saying nothing was something! Good luck with deadlines.

Diane Burton said...

For someone who had nothing to say, you're brilliant. More people this month have written how they're overwhelmed, overextended, and wish they could chuck it all. Don't. You are a great asset to this blog. Get that extension from your editor, finish the book, and take a break. Love the trailer.

Andrea Downing said...

Mac, whatever you say is witty and amusing and brilliant...just like the rest of us. ;-)

Leah St. James said...

Mac, I NEVER know what to write. I'm usually posting mine that morning...after frantically pulling words out of thin air, usually around 5 a.m. before heading into the "paycheck job"! (Lucky for me I'm on the east coast so get a jump on all the roses farther west!) :-) I think your post today is brilliant, BTW. It made me laugh after a long, long day. I needed it.