Monday, November 18, 2013

Buckling Down

("Young Woman Writing," Pierre Bonnard, 1908.)

I haven't spoken about it much, but I'm nearing another big deadline for my book and after  going over all the chapter revisions that need to be done and counting out every hour that remains between now and the morning I have to email it to my editor, I have to admit it's going to be an incredibly pressure-filled race to the finish! And although I would hate to think the dark hollows underneath my eyes have taken up permanent residency, at the moment they provide an excellent explanation for anyone who asks me what I've been doing lately.

You have always been most gracious in understanding when I have to take a small step back from ABL, and this is another one of those times. I have to shut out the world and go inward now.

I wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and promise to return refreshed and with plenty of exciting December posts...including my Holiday Book List (which is especially fabulous this year).

x/Lisa

(And just out of curiosity...does anyone have a favorite under-eye concealer?)

26 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Clarins, darling.
xo

WMM said...

Hang in there Lisa! We will be waiting!

Lucille said...

Laura Mercier.

karina said...

Lisa, Nars stick concealer. I have tried EVERYTHING. Seriously. This was sold to me for spots and when I was stuck without an under-eye concealer I used it because it was all I had. It turned out to be incredible. Perfect color and coverage, creamy without greasiness, no caking in the "fine" lines. It's not natural, but it is my one compromise on that front.

Frances said...

Your posts are always wonderful. Your upcoming book will also be a beauty.

Take the time you need. Others might have great cosmetic advice. I could also add my own, but will instead urge you to rest when you can, but also to make sure that the book will be all you wish it to be.

You will be smiling after it's published, and your eyes will be fab.

xo

Emily said...

Wishing you buckets full of luck as you race to the finish line. I have no advice on good under eye concealer, as I still have not found the perfect one. But, I am taking notes from your other readers!

naomi.dallob said...

Laura Geller "the real deal" high coverage concealer

Ellen O'Brien said...

Dr. Haushka :-)

Hausfrau said...

I'm sure you'll do well (and hopefully find a great concealer!). A very Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

KLB said...

If it means that we get to soak in the beauty of your book sooner, then carry on! May the wings of inspiration and the trek of perspiration take you where you need to go...

JudyMac said...

Good luck, Lisa. Surely a long vacation and much needed rest, once your book is done (and the book tour is over), will do wonders for the eye problem. I, for one, will be eagerly awaiting your book list. Now that newspapers (on the net and otherwise) aren't quite the source they used to be for book reviews, several of my favorite blogs fill the gap with great referrals. I love the UK "news" reviews but then have to wait until the book hits the US for easy availability.

Lisa Thomson said...

Good luck with your deadline! I can't wait to read your new book. I also look forward to December here at ABL. Happy Thanksgiving to you. :)

dervla kelly said...

of course, Lisa. I'm on the other end of it, and i totally get it. Can't wait to see your holiday book list. I have a book I want to send you....i'll try and find your email to connect off-blog.

katy gilmore said...

Naps! A wee nap or two I wish you. Happy Thanksgiving to you also, being thankful for deadline met!

Phoenicky said...

YSL Touche Eclat. I would guess you would wear #2.
And smile. People look at your smile, not at the skin below your eyes. Enjoy this adventure. Sounds like fun!

Shannon Kaye said...

We think you can, we think you can, we know you can...

Teacats said...

Best of all good wishes for a splendid Thanksgiving -- and for all good speed on your eagerly-awaited tome. I highly recommend Physicians Formula cover stick in green (yes, really!) to cover any red bits AND Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer (I use Warm Light 07)Excellent products! Cheers!

littleaugury said...

good things come to those who wait-and so it will with your readers, and ultimately sleep will get rid of any dusky shadows you might want to rid yourself of-that haunted look of literary genius that is really quite attractive-keep them!

teamgloria said...

touche eclat.

every time.

works like a long cure in a Swiss clinic.

Sara Lingafelter said...

Benefit Boi-ing. That, and a good mascara are the only cosmetics I wear every day. Found your blog after reading your crafting story in Living... Thank you for telling your stories!

Ashley said...

You will make it through and I know I can't wait to read your book when it's released.

Concealer, you ask? Clé de Peau.

Sarah Greenman said...

Best of luck and happy writing! We'll be here when you return. Cheers and happy holidays!

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I read Breakfast with Lucian - because basically I'm obsessed with his work - and really enjoyed it. I do think Man With A Blue Scarf is a bit better though - also about Lucian.

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