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Thursday, June 08, 2006

I sent a book in to my editors on Friday so I actually have time to breathe this week. Friday I had a massage (thanks to Diann's suggestion), the weekend I spent visiting with my brother Rick and his wife Mary who are here from Arizona for the wedding. Monday I went to the library to go on an orgy of reading. Tuesday I spent at my parents' visiting with family again. Wednesday I had my hair cut and a manicure and pedicure. Are you seeing a pattern here?

I have a whole luxurious month before I plunge into edits for Midnight Sea. So I'm taking suggestions on what I should do to relax. Now remember, this is going to have to be fit in around a wedding this Saturday (YAY, this is an event I've waited 33 years for!) and a book tour that starts through the southeast on Sunday, June 18. Now of course my house is a pit and I have to clean it today before all the wedding guests descend to spend the night starting on Friday. My daughter's new love is coming home with her, and I can't let him see the house looking like this.

I've been on tight deadlines for the past two years so I'm ready to P-A-R-T-Y. What do you like to do to relax after a particularly stressful time? Give me some creative ideas. I plan to get some DeBrand truffles to enhance the experience of course. LOL
Colleen Coble  
posted at 8:48 AM  
  Comments (16)
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At 9:38 AM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

Congratulations on getting your book submitted. Great feeling, I know! You deserve to party!

See you soon. Rachel

At 10:31 AM, Blogger Betsy Ann said...

I always like to lay out in the sun when I'm stressed or after a stressful time! There's something so healing about the sun! (and cancer-causing, too, I know, I know! but a girl needs a tan!) =) Congrats on your free time!

At 12:03 PM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

Congratulations on being deadline-free in time for your son's wedding!

As for relaxing, I hit the beach (with chocolate, natch), but I suppose that's not an option where you are. Have you considered a lake? A pond? A puddle :-)?

At 12:45 PM, Blogger Malia Spencer said...

Well a lot of people have mentioned some of my favorites already, mostly involving sunshine, so I'll say bubble baths! I love Bath and Body Works Moonlight Path, it smells awesome. Don't forget the scented candles and a great new book.

Sometimes I'll whip up a pina colada smoothie, put it into a gorgeous glass and take it with me into the bathroom.

That's one of my favorite ways to relax. :)

At 3:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, we all love to shop in our house. That's relaxing. Taking a drive on the back country roads on a gorgeous day. That's relaxing. Watching a "chick flick." That's relaxing.

At 8:28 PM, Anonymous rhondagibson said...

Congrats on the book Colleen!!

Relaxing with a book in my big chair with just the table lamp for lighting and a warm mocha to drink is my idea of relaxation. But, I know you already knew that it would be.

At 2:59 AM, Blogger Camy Tang said...

Congrats! I also just turned in my manuscript! Yay!

I've been reading like crazy! And not just books I have to read, but stuff I want to read. I'm so happy.

I also took the dog to the dog park! She was as happy as I was.


At 7:42 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Congrats, Camy! It's a wonderful feeling!

At 1:24 PM, Blogger Jaime said...

coffee ... good book ... blanket ... comfy chair ... hours of silence ... need I say more? :)

Congrats on submitting the book and on the upcoming wedding!!!

At 11:51 PM, Blogger Kayla said...

I lie on my couch and READ for hours. I only move to get some food and go to the bathroom. Sometimes I'll take a nap and then wake up and read some more. After getting through a tough time, I find that I'm able to completely immerse myself into an unfamiliar setting.

At 12:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Foot massages. Massages in general. Walks.

At 11:44 PM, Anonymous Dabbling Mum said...

Relax? As in no writing whatsoever? I don't see how that's possible. But what about a little scrapbooking? Or how about heading down to the local paint your own statuary place and design something fun?

At 7:54 AM, Anonymous Belinda-Jane said...

Nah I would have to say that reading a really enjoyable book is the ultimate. However other options would include having a HOT bath, sitting in a spa, watching the city lights at night, driving really slowly down your street, doing something that you don’t usually do (can be quite therapeutic... even cleaning can come under that list if you don’t usually do it... but as a mom I'm sure that wouldn’t be the case for you lol).

At 12:04 PM, Anonymous Bethanie said...

i hope you enjoy your time off and get lots of lazing around, coffee drunk and debrands chocolates eaten. :)

oh and ps i FINALLY bought black sands last week and loved it :D

At 12:05 PM, Anonymous Bethanie said...

Oh and PPS sorry for the TERRIBLE grammar on that comment of mine above..

At 2:22 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I am on a reading ORGY! LOL


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

Diann Hunt

Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

Hannah Alexander

Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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