>I glanced at my calendar this morning—a dangerous prospect, when you have as many deadlines as I do at the moment—and realized it’s only eight weeks until My Soul to Save hits the shelf. I’m not sure where the time has gone since my first YA release, and I’m dismayed by how little I have to show for it (other than moving to San Antonio. And writing most of ALPHA. And doing revisions/copy edits on Shift), but it’s almost time to post the 1st chapter excerpt. I’m thinking next week, maybe.
>If you haven’t already seen it, Dame Jenna posted about changes in cover art today, including several before-and-after examples. And she’s giving away her new release! Click here for details.
I hope everyone had a great Halloween. Mine was miserable, except for the steady stream of children demanding candy. This was the first year we’ve gotten a single trick-or-treater, and they were awesome! (In Oklahoma, we didn’t live in a neighborhood, and we weren’t in Louisiana over Halloween–that’s right, we were there less than a year.)
Other than that, I was sick–I completely lost my voice for almost three days–and my kitchen faucet sprung a fantastic leak at 8:30 pm on Halloween night. I got soaked before I realized I should turn the water off.
Number 1 replaced it the next morning (I got to pick out a new one, and it’s pretty!) but when he got ready to install it, he discovered that it had come with the wrong built-in sprayer. It didn’t fit the rest of the unit. He took it back, only to discover that every single one of them had been packaged the same way! I’ve never heard of such a factory mess up. So he picked out a very similar faucet and got it installed in short order. And it’s pretty too.
Also this weekend, we ordered new recliners. My old one (my writing chair for the past five years) will go in my new office once the new one arrives. Yes, except for my chair, the office is finished! I can’t wait to show pictures. It’s a very cat friendly office. I didn’t realize I had so many black cats! I also have a model of the car that one of my heroines drives–complete with bullet holes and cracked glass–but it occurs to me now that I don’t have any bean sidhes (banshees). Anyone know where you can get a stuffed bean sidhe? Or a bean sidhe doll, or something?
I’m just not sure my office will be complete without one…
>[Yesterday, I did a Halloween guest blog for Jeri Smith-Ready's Blogtoberfest. Click here to read the post and enter to win your choice of a signed copy of My Soul to Take or My Soul to Save! And don't forget to check out the other giveaways she still has open!]
If you’ve been reading my blog for long, you probably know a little bit about me, outside of my writing career. For instance, because my husband didn’t choose a career that puts his face and name in front of thousands of readers, when I refer to him online, I call him #1, and I never post pictures of him. That’s his choice.