I'm talking plain old, out of their mind, flipping NUTS.
You see... I despise basketball. I always have. (Probably why the basketball player I dated in high school and I didn't work. Oh wait...no, I delivered flowers to his other girlfriend that Valentines. Ahem! Moving on.)
Why? I can't stand the squeaky shoes. Down the court: squeak...squeak...squeak... Up the court: squeak...squeak...squeak. Position for a shot: squeak-squeak. Dodge to pass around the defender: Squeeeeak-squeak.
Drives me out of my mind! I can't even turn the volume down because I can hear the damn noises in my head. So I've issued the edict to my demidemons, if they want to play basketball it will be when they are able to provide their own transportation to practice and games, and sorry, this is one event Mom will not stand on the sidelines and cheer for. They seem to be okay with this. It's not as bad as the edict that they have to wait until at least junior high to play football.
My March usually involves finding a bracket though and filling it out. I know nothing about the teams, but those little blanks are awfully fun to fill in. I even made it to the final four one year just randomly assigning winners based on, oh, the color of their uniform, how many vowels were in their team name, the mascot, the state... my then-husband, who was a basketball addict, was livid I outranked his carefully analyzed and chosen rankings.
But once that bracket is filled out I'm off and running on something else. This year I'm having my own March Maddess going on, that's wholly related to writing and much more enjoyable on my end.
I have massive deadlines that, as a deadline addict myself, I'm thoroughly excited about meeting. My agent and I are getting ready to unleash a new project to several editors, and I'm over-the-moon excited about it.
Last, but in no way least (in fact this makes me very giddy and should be at the top of the list) I have not one, but TWO Templar books coming out in March:
Immortal Trust, book III, March 26th.
And that's my March madness--full of writing, full of nail-biting, full of sitting on the edge of my chair for entirely different reasons. And I'm celebrating all this in various ways throughout the month as well. Starting with this blog hop and a 10.00 Amazon gift card.
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