Then I realized I was stressing myself out and giving a lot of people more power over me, and over the romance genre in general, than they deserved.
Focus on the positive or you get stress cold sores on your eyeball again. Not kidding. The wife is having a terrible arthritis flare from stress, barely able to move. Why let silly kerfuffles make it worse?
So, on the good side, congratulations to m/m writers Amy Lane and Heidi Cullinan on their RITA nominations. A huge step forward for all of us. I remember my first RT in 2005, when people would look at my bookcovers and literally run. This is an amazing thing, y'all
Also, we have tulips! Volunteers from before we moved in. Red and proud and very New Mexico looking somehow.
Almost done with my kilt short, hopefully for TQ's anthology. These boys have fought me every step of the way, wanting a slow build you can't allow in a short story. I love them, but man I want to whack them.
The sun is shining, the bassets are singing, and I have muffins in the oven. Not a bad deal at all.