Rachel Neumeier

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Tomorrow is Dec 9th . . .

. . . and you know what that means? Not that Christmas is a mere 15 days away. (Well, that, too, I guess.)

No, the important thing is, it means my beautiful Adora will be having a c-section (because for several good reasons I feel that letting her have her puppies naturally presents a significant risk).

Dora's first Best of Breed win

And that means that posts will be light to nonexistent for about a week, as the only computer connected to the internet is the desktop downstairs in the study, and the puppy room is upstairs, and for that whole week I will not be leaving the puppies unsupervised for more than a few minutes at a time.

Plus, all I have at home is dial-up. I know, right? But that’s the cost — honestly, almost the only real cost — of living out in the middle of nowhere.

On the plus side, since I’ll be stuck in the puppy room 24/7, will I ever have a lot of time to focus on finishing the revision of MOUNTAIN! And then it turns out that my agent had several useful suggestions for yet more revisions to BLACK DOG. Which I am trying to appreciate, but you know, I was hoping she would declare it was perfect as-is.

It really feels sometimes like this has been The Year of Constant Nonstop Revision. I have to remind myself that actually I did write MOUNTAIN this year. Seems like so long ago. I am SO READY to stop revising stuff and write something new!

But as for tomorrow . . . wish me and my Dora luck, please! Live healthy fat thriving RUBY female puppies would be the best Christmas present ever.

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