I recently got the rights back to Don’t Look Back, my 2012 Epic Award finalist, and my 2006 Golden Heart finalist. I have a new cover and I’m going through it now, tweaking it a very small bit. I will re-release it in June, and hopefully find some new readers with this gorgeous cover!
20 May 2013 Leave a Comment
So, Trish Milburn, Norah Wilson and I decided to create a romantic suspense bundle, one each, and offer it for a really good price (99 cents) to help introduce our fans to each other. Tonight we’re launching it with a big party on Facebook.
We’ll be at Trish’s fan page (because she has the most fans) giving away prizes and chatting from 6-9 CDT. Hope you can come by!
19 May 2013 Leave a Comment
13 more days, many of them crazy. This week shouldn’t be so bad (knock wood). Last week was NUTS. 2 days of testing, then I had to take my friend’s place in two ARDs because she got hurt playing basketball with the kids, then we had a guest speaker. Two days our schedules got shuffled, and then one night I stayed late for the Teacher of the Year award dinner and ceremony. Not to mention Josh coming home, getting a new oven and having it installed.
Work on novella
Read through Don’t Look Back. I got my rights back and am going to self-publish it.
Launch party tomorrow night with Trish and Norah for our bundled book set.
Help the kids write songs using the iPads
Get used to Josh’s schedule. He’s interning at the local paper for credit, supposedly 20 hours a week.
Blog at the Samhain blog. I haven’t had anything out with them in 2 1/2 years, but I’m still on the blog schedule, so…
Try to get the house in order. Between Josh moving home and kitchen construction, it’s a disaster. Which is why I spend a lot of time outside!
17 May 2013 Leave a Comment
My behind is DRAGGING this morning! I didn’t get home from the Teacher of the Year dinner and awards until nine. It was all really nice–dinner at the high school and then awards on stage in the auditorium, along with the best and brightest of the students. The senior who is the valedictorian will be going to UT, and I know her mom, so I introduced her to Josh, just so she will have a contact when she gets up there. Anyway, the principal said some nice things about me, and several parents who were there did as well. Josh was my guest since Fred couldn’t make it, so I think Josh was impressed that people actually like me.
The night BEFORE, we bought an oven, so another long evening. It arrives at the store today, then my WONDERFUL step-dad will install it Sunday. You cannot imagine my excitement. It’s been almost a month with no oven! Would still be, if not for me posting on Facebook and Mom seeing it!
So Josh has been home 3 days and last night was the first I’d really spent with him. He starts his internship on Monday.
Anyway…next year remind me to save more days to take off in May! I always say I will, and I don’t!
12 May 2013 1 Comment
Today was my grandmother Gigi’s birthday. It would be her 101st. Hard to believe she’s been gone nine years.
I’m ridiculously excited that Josh will be home this week, even though I saw him Friday (he came down to get money for an apartment) and I’ll see him today, but he’ll be home for the summer on Tuesday. I keep texting him to see what he wants me to buy at the grocery store, any special meals, all that. It makes me sad that this will probably be the last summer he comes home since he’ll still have the apartment next summer.
It’s the first of four crazy weeks, the countdown to the end of the school year. SO MUCH TO DO!
1) Work on short story.
2) Testing 2 days.
3) Teacher of the Year dinner, followed by an award ceremony.
4) Adjust to having Josh home.
7) Figure out how to deal with two books whose rights reverted to me last week.
Please, a clone would be useful right now!
05 May 2013 Comments Off
Life is insane. I’m teaching 5th grade this week, the kids who passed. I split them with a tutor, and we have them almost all day. All we do is Social Studies and Art, and even that is like pulling teeth! They’re acting like they’re already on summer vacation! And we put a lot of thought into these plans–the kids went on a field trip last Tuesday around 10:30 and we planned until almost 3, only taking a half-hour for lunch!
I think I have most of what I need for this week–I spent over $50 getting supplies for last week, stuff that made huge messes, btw–tissue paper and corn syrup and food coloring and salt!
May is just crazy. Crazy. And I’m making myself more so by writing 2 short stories this month! Alllllllmmoooosssttt done with the first, which I need to have to my editor tomorrow.
1) Finish short story
2) Get stuff for punch for baby shower/get baby shower gift.
3) Get pots and potting soil for plants I keep buying.
4) Cook more.
5) Exercise more.
6) Go see Iron Man.
7) Go to baby shower.
8) Get Mom’s birthday and Mother’s Day presents. (Her birthday is the day before Mother’s Day. My grandmother’s birthday was the 12th, Mother’s Day.) I have 2 little things for Mom, but want to get something else.
9) Start new short story, book dates with editor and formatter.
10) Edit the first short story when I get it back from the editor!
11) Submit a book to some advertisers.
12) There was something else but I forgot.
This is only part of the crazy, y’all!