Today, my hubby has reached a major milestone: the top of a hill most archeologists would date back to 25 years ago. But to me, it’s not a hill: it’s a pedestal.
Happy birthday, B. The “butter to my bread, the breath to my life.” My partner in crime. Thank you for you: for saving me from vicious spiders, for eating my terrible cooking with a smile, for lending me your patience when I’ve none left, for being the most awesome father to our two boys, and keeping laughter alive in our house.
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It’s November. The time for colder weather, colorful turning leaves, college football, pumpkin spice lattes, and being thankful.
Thanksgiving is so rarely depicted in fiction novels. Most authors choose to represent Christmas or Valentine’s Day (especially in the romance genre). This overlooked holiday needed a chance to be brought front and center.
So let’s celebrate! Since Thanksgiving is depicted in my debut novel, AUDREY’S PROMISE, it’s on SALE!!!!
I’ve included a bunch of links to the appropriate sales outlets you prefer. From now until Nov 8th, the e-book is only $0.99!
And when my next novel’s release date is announced, I’ll give away a free e-book or paperback of AUDREY’S PROMISE to a lucky commentator (winner’s choice)!
So get your seriously discounted copy of AUDREY’S PROMISE now before it goes back to full price. Raise your Pumpkin Spice Lattes in celebration of Thanksgiving!
Audrey Allen is poised to become the youngest Texas senator, a position that fits her nickname, The Peacemaker. But she’s unable to make peace with many in her hometown, where memories and grudges run deep from a decade-old tragedy.
Ethan Tanner, an ambitious and tantalizing journalist, joins her at Thanksgiving for an in-depth look at the promising candidate. But he has an agenda of his own that’s not entirely honorable.
Ethan could stir up trouble for her budding career, or awaken the deep passions she’s buried for so long. Will Ethan find that he values love more than getting the story?
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Spending my birthday heavily medicated from a stupid kidney stone is not the best way to celebrate. But at the same time, I can’t complain. No whining allowed.
Because I have the most incredible family.
Yes, folks, this is a bragging post. Fair warning.
My mother, who made us dinner because she knew I couldn’t cook. My father, who picked my son up from school 2 days in a row and took him to his appointments. My brother, who came over to watch my younger son since I was totally loopy. Even my 5-year-old, who didn’t understand what was going on, but still covered me with a blanket and shared his toys with me so it would make me feel better. (Made me want to cry, it was so cute!)
And especially my hubby. For any single ladies out there who are still looking for the right man, make sure you marry one just like mine (sorry, you can’t have this one!). The kind of man who stands beside you when the shit hits the fan, and is helping you scrape all of it off the ceiling and walls. More importantly, will take the scraper from you when you’re flat on your back in a hospital bed, and keep scraping for you. Who sits beside you when you feel you’re at your worst, holds your hand and tells you he loves you.
I would be ecstatic not to see a hospital room again this year. They should put a plaque with my name on one of those rooms by now. But I know if I am, he’ll be right there with me. Telling me I’m still beautiful. And smiling through whatever nonsense I say while on morphine. (Apparently I asked him 3 times if he went to the dry cleaners).
I have the best family in the world. And that’s an awesome birthday. And every other day in between!
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Major milestone, people!
After plotting for 2 months and writing for 5 months, my first draft is complete on novel #3.
*Commence happy-dance, ala Steve Carrell*
Couldn’t be happier! And it’s about 3 weeks ahead of my goal I set earlier this year. That never happens. It’s about 70,000 words and I know I have several scenes I need to add/adjust (I’d like to be closer to 80,000 words), but I’ll take care of those during revisions. But how often do people reach this milestone?? I feel like I need to celebrate with a bottle of wine or something! Coffee isn’t enough of a celebratory drink.
Once I’m done with my hurrah cocktail, I need to get back to work. I’ll set the first draft aside and work on my second novel’s revisions. That one needs a crap-load of fixing! Which means, I’ll need to pass that through my critique group. I love their ideas, and above all their honesty. I also need to write the query letter and synopsis for the second novel (which I’m sure I’ll also send through my friends). Hopefully I’ll be ready to query that one to agents and editors starting around May.
But weeks like this make me feel so justified. I accomplished something.
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