Book-finishing celebration

Woo-hoo! Finished writing the last scene for a new standalone romance this morning, and I am thrilled. Book-high. It’s a powerful upper.

I know it is, because I am also super-thrilled to be celebrating by painting the basement.

Yup. Painting the basement. Mine needs a new coat of waterproofing on the cinderblocks. For any sane person, this is not a fun job. But because I am book-high, I’m all paint!! Brush!! Go-go-go!!

I swear it’s not the paint fumes talking; I haven’t cracked the can yet. I need to get started before the book high wears off, though. Probably sometime this afternoon when painting loses its luster and I try to con my husband into finishing the job. (Does that work for anyone else? I could use some pointers.)

M.Q. Barber

M.Q. Barber is the USA Today bestselling author of the Neighborly Affection contemporary romance series. She's also an inveterate, unrepentant scribbler of ideas on whatever's handy.


  1. I know all about the book high. Looking forward to experiencing it again soon! But I can’t say it would be enough to make me want to paint ANYTHING! Haha!

    And I’m sure there are plenty of things you could bargain with your husband to get him to finish painting (hint, hint). Unless he hates painting as much as I do, then sorry, you’re out of luck! πŸ™‚

    • LOL! I try, but I’m a terrible negotiator. He’s much more patient than I am.

      Enjoy getting to your book high, Stacy! πŸ™‚

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