Oh train, train…get me on outa this pile..oh traiiin traiin….get me on outa this pile

1 Apr

TENDER GRACES is at the printers. It is out of my hands now.
TG review copies are going out or have been out (eek eek!), and those will be coming in *gulp* I hope they love it….but I’m prepared to put on my Big Girl Panties and Deal With It if not.

The Rose & Thorn newsletter is almost done. (If you want to sign up, go HERE ). It actually usually goes out on the first of the month, but it will be delayed this month by a day or two.
One book review written: The Maggie Valley Trilogy (Kerry Madden)
One book review drafted out: No Room for Doubt (Angela Dove) —
……and friends, I drafted this out whilst in the waiting room waiting for Good Man Roger to have a cancer cut out of his chest! It had grown big. We didn’t even now it was a cancer – it was a red spot. Friends –my good friends – always always check out something you aren’t sure of – have a dermatologist see it. That spot’s been there a long time, just growing away. Fortunately, it wasn’t the “bad” kind of skin cancer and once it’s out, it’s gone. It’s out but he has a huge cut sewn up. And more than 4 hours spent in the dermatologist office as they cut out, checked in the lab, cut more, checked it, then sewed him up. CHECK OUT THOSE SPOTS ON YOUR SKIN! That’s my public service announcement. Remember, it was “only” a red spot!
One novella next reading for review: Illegitimate (Adnan Mahmutovic)
The Tender Graces manuscript is now off the floor, and…well, now it’s on a chair *laughing*
And for my Night Time Reading (I always set aside time at night to read – what’s on TV anyway? I have a few faves, but not many), I am reading a novel now by a Big Time Author, published by a Big Time Publisher – and, well, here I am worried about mistakes in my debut novel by a small indie press– and here in this novel I’m reading, before I get to 110 pages, there have been four “bumping out of the story” mistakes – not typos, but the ones where the character is doing something and then suddenly a couple paragraphs later, they are somewhere else or doing something else or whatever; they forgot to move the character from one thing to the next properly. So, it happens to even Big Time Authors in Big Time Published Books! (This is verging on the sloppy, though – hope there aren’t many more of these!)

The mail is all gone through and dealt with and the dining table now has something nicer on it.
Two small WNC county libraries I found to donate TG to! Let’s donate to our Libraries – books, our time, money – we never know until we ask what they may need. I hope to donate some of the Tender Graces books to libaries with small budgets. Oh, it’s selfish of me to do it! I just love the idea of my book nestled in a library with other books! At night they’ll have a party, books of old and new….oh!
Ecetera misc stuff I have to do…

Chug chug chug chug chug ….I think I can I think I can I think I can: up the hill I go….one thing at a time.
And waiting for me is the draft of the second Virginia Kate Novel – titled right now “The Unexpected Places” -who knows what title it will end up with! how exciting! and cover! and and…wait hold on — getting ahead of myself. But, I do need to soon soon very soon close myself up and start work on Book Two of the Virginia Kate Sagas (and don’t worry – each book stands on its own, you can read one or all 3—as it stands now there are planned 3—; it won’t matter – I wouldn’t do that to readers, *smile*)

Now, I need to get to work — what are you doing today? What goal are you working towards? What do you need to “get done and out of the way” so you can get to something you know you will love to do, but will be a heckuva lot of work!
What has the day in store for you?
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PS! I just found this! At The New Author — I went by to do my reading and there it was…I am overwhelmed once again…. Brian at Eazy Cheezy is supportive, kind, and full of positive energy –thank you Brian!

14 Responses to “Oh train, train…get me on outa this pile..oh traiiin traiin….get me on outa this pile”

  1. Lisa April 1, 2009 at 6:39 am #

    the day is over dear Kat and it has been wild, wet, and woolly !! Just perfect !!!at the printers hey ?why am i so nervous ?????

  2. Maria-Thérèse April 1, 2009 at 6:40 am #

    Congratulations!!!! Yay, almost there!!! Try not to worry too much! Hm, get done and out of the way *looks at pile of receipts and tax stuff I haven’t done because it’s boring* HmmWell. I go with the flow. I work according to inspiration and do what I think is fun because that really seems to be the only way for me. I sometimes wish I had the discipline to work 8 or 9-hour days without doing anything else but that’s just not how I work. I’ll work 16 hours one day and the next I’ll do a minimum of online advertisint, networking, at least add SOMETHING to my Etsy shop. So I figure it evens out :) At the moment I don’t write (fiction + poetry) at all, everything I do comes out as visual images but I suppose that’s what I have to do then. ♥ visit me at http://www.afiori.com

  3. Maria-Thérèse April 1, 2009 at 6:42 am #

    and looking at the above comment you wouldn’t think I’ve worked as an editor ;)

  4. Jessica April 1, 2009 at 6:52 am #

    I hope you’re planning to give Miss Virginia Kate a romance in one of the later books. *wink*That cancer scare is scary to me. My hubby has so many spots and freckles. He’s a fisherman and has been burned many times so I’m always looking at his back, poking and prodding him. LOLBig girl panties, huh? Now, what exactly are those? The granny kind or thongs? LOL!

  5. DebraLSchubert April 1, 2009 at 8:33 am #

    I’ll be back to work on my current WIP as well as continuing to research agents to query on my last novel. So glad to hear Good Man Roger is going to be OK. I have a cousin who, at the tender age of 41, was diagnosed with skin cancer. He had a tiny mole on his ear. The docs thought it was nothing. Long story short, it was a lethal form of melanoma that had already spread to his brain. He died before his second son’s first birthday. It was so tragic. So, yes. Get those moles, freckles, and red marks checked out!!!!

  6. Debbie April 1, 2009 at 9:13 am #

    My heart skipped a beat reading about Good Man Roger. Bless your heart. I wish I had been there to hold your hand. My to-do list today has one thing on it – get rid of this sinus headache that is about to take over my life. Wait…too late.

  7. Janna Qualman April 1, 2009 at 9:45 am #

    Breath deep, you’re doing great!And thank you for sharing this journey with us.

  8. Deb Shucka April 1, 2009 at 10:35 am #

    Whew! Aren’t you tired? So glad GMR is okay. It’s sure hard being the one in the waiting room. I hope you’re able to breathe in your mountain air, enjoy the spring and take care of yourself in this between time.

  9. Anonymous April 1, 2009 at 3:41 pm #

    You had me at the Blackfoot lyric. Glad Hubby is doing good. Sometimes we never learn.Looking forward to reading the book.Oren

  10. Michelle April 1, 2009 at 4:12 pm #

    So, all systems are go :)Woo hoo xxx

  11. Michelle April 1, 2009 at 5:51 pm #

    Kat, I would love a rock and/or a buck eye (umm, what ever a buck eye is)……PO Box 22Lemon Tree PassageNSW Australia 2319Better be a LITTLE rock hmmmmmm :)I love rocks, they speak to me!I will send you one back!xxx

  12. blueviolet April 1, 2009 at 6:54 pm #

    I find errors in books all the time. Don’t you worry a thing about it. I always blame it on the proofreaders. I never think about the author.

  13. Sandra Leigh April 1, 2009 at 9:57 pm #

    Best to Good Man Roger, and thanks for the excellent advice.With what’s left of my day, I need to sort through a pile of books I’ve borrowed from the library. So little time, so many books.Big girl panties. LOL!

  14. Brian Mongold April 3, 2009 at 6:55 pm #

    Hey Kathryn, I bet you’ve been busy! We’re all tied up with paperwork with the house. It’s fun, but overwhelming at times. Haven’t had much time lately, but had to swing by and see how you and Tender Graces was coming along. Excited to get my copy. Thanks for posting the link to my guest post. I should have asked you before using you as an example. :) It’s a good example though. Finally catching up with some blogger buddies. :)

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