Every Wednesday I'm going to feature what gets MY MUSE awake and helps me get my words on a page.
Many hours of my writing is spent sitting at the computer, straining my eyes, multi-tasking at my guys sporting events, hours in car line (just to mention a few!). . .IS ALL WORTH IT!
I wouldn't change any of it! I absolutely adore my life. In fact, I LOVE MY LIFE!!
There was one thing that I did want to change. . .MY NAILS!!
Think about it. I have to sit at the computer all day long and look at them while I happily type away. I also notice them at book signings. It's not that I hate my nails or that they are ugly, but they are boring.
My nails are thin and brittle. I wash them all the time, use lotion, and sanitizer because I'm a germ freak!
Anyways, years ago (like in the 80's) I had acrylic nails for years, and then one day the strangest thing happened. My fingers began to itch and swell. I became allergic to them. So started my twenty years of ugly nails.
No matter how many times I polished them, they looked bad and they cracked! Recently I had decided to see if I could wear acrylic again. . .NOPE! Within twenty-four hours my fingers reacted the same way they had done twenty-years ago....sigh....
SHELLAC came along and I have been saved! My manicurist, I go to a salon where you have to make appointments, told me that she would have my nails pretty in no time. And she was right!
Every other week, I have a standing appointment with my fun and fabulous manicurist to keep my nails amazing while I'm busy working on my next novel and signing the last. It's something that I have begun to look forward to. We have made a friendship that is going to be long lasting! Plus. . .pampering myself a little makes me happy and more productive!!
Do you do something to pamper yourself??