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!