I got a letter in the mail from the Library of Congress! And inside? A certificate for my copyright on 'Still Water' that shows it was approved. I'm SO happy! Like, seriously, should I frame it?
Those of us with pets know their time with us is fleeting, and we're often left with ashes, a collar, and maybe a nose print to physically remember them. My husband and I decided we wanted to do a pay print for Tundra. So I ordered the Crayola kit: The back had instructions, and it … Continue reading Making Our Puppy Paw Print Memento!
And thus our yearly birthday bash begins! Tonight we celebrate with my in-laws for my father-in-law's birthday. Tomorrow we celebrate with my mom for hers. Tuesday we celebrate for mine! Although I'll open presents tomorrow so I can spend my birthday quietly with my husband. And of course I waited until the last possible minute … Continue reading ALL the Birthdays!
I've now sent out all of the books that I needed to. Two packages to Canada for friends who live there and can't get the paper copy. That was pretty stiff! Three packages to family of those I dedicated the book to because they're deceased. One copy to my amazing proofreader. One copy to my … Continue reading All Book Gifts Shipped
My brother's lady who helps him clean saw my book in the paper, told my brother, who told my mom, who called to ask me about it, and I was confused. So, I went trundling down to buy a copy of the paper! Here it is: Super exciting!
You might be surprised to know that I do the majority of my first draft away from my desk or computer. I use an Alphasmart Neo 2 for drafting, and I love the comfortable keyboard AND the fact that there is no internet and thus no distractions. I keep the Alphasmart, my printed progress, and … Continue reading My Mobile Writing Set Up
I saw this cute toy at Walmart, and I just couldn't resist. He walks and does little barks and whines and was all of $5, so of COURSE I got him for my husband! Tundra isn't entirely sure what to make of him and sniffed his tush but seemed confused. So cute! That's my ridiculous … Continue reading I Couldn’t Resist
I finally got to see my novel in print! There are some issues with this proof, so I resubmitted with corrections, and now the paperback is live! You can find it here on Amazon. I took photos: These two are for my god kids, and they live in Canada. I didn't list this book widely … Continue reading Paperback Proofs!
Our flooring in our house is... rough. It's not even a proper floor. It's pine subfloor that someone varnished and tried to pass off as flooring. It's awful. It's driving splinters into our feet. I was looking at replacing it in January, and the estimated cost was going to be ~$3000. I checked now, and … Continue reading New Rugs!
Now that 'Still Water' is out, I'm starting to draft the following novel, 'Murky Water'. You know what that means! Fresh Kanban Board! Here's what it looks like empty: And then filled in for Murky Water: I expect the draft to be somewhere between 75,000 and 110,000 words - it's pretty hard at this stage … Continue reading Updating My Kanban Board