Well, I should be writing. I should be editing. I should be doing so many things, but instead Alyssa and I got up early to watch the royal wedding.
Yes, there is an example of my parenting at it's best. Instead of getting ready for school, my daughter was anxiously awaiting the kiss on the balcony. For the two of us, there was something surreal about watching it together. I was only a little older than her when I got up early to watch Charles and Diana get married, so I could share those memories with her while sharing the excitement over the current wedding. I can't think of a better reason to blow off school and work for a morning.
So, one would think that as the service ended and Alyssa went to school, that I would get busy writing and editing. That's what I should be doing, but instead I'm out preparing for a dance competition. Through most days there is a balance between Alyssa and myself. We support each other equally. Then there are competition weekends where it's all about her. You know what? That's the way it should be.
This weekend I will squeeze writing in wherever possible and that's okay. Sometimes you have to stop for those historic moments that will change your life as well as those life moments that make up your history.
Who would have thought that editing would take this long? Not me. I thought I'd have it all done by now. I had expected to have Two Out Of Three done and up for sale by May 1. Guess what? I don't think it's going to happen...
So, now for some good news! I'm taking part in Sample Sunday on Twitter! It's a great promotion that you may want to check out. You can get free samples of new novels from authors all over the country. Check it out if you have time today.
Now for the bad news. I'm not sure, but I think I may rework the Two Out Of Three cover again. I'm still not totally pleased with it. So that is slowing down the release too, but I'm hoping that I can tie everything up in time for the summer reading season.
I love stories about people giving back and JA Konrath (AKA Jack Kilborn) is a wonderful example of this practice.JA Konrath has offered to give $500 to the charity First Book if his novel Trapped reaches the top 100. Better yet, if it reaches the top 20, he'll donate another $500. That's a total $1000 to a great charity just for supporting a great book and a talented author.Mr. Konrath did this before with another novel and First Book benefited with a $500 donation. Read all the details at his blog Newbies Guide to Publishing.
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