Monday, April 12, 2010

And for my second post...

I plan to type the whole thing while standing on my head.

Okay, not really. I have sinus problems. But, for a second there, it drew a visual. Didn't it?

There's a great deal going on in my little corner of the world, and I'd like to share it with you. First and foremost, The Peasant Queen has a tentative release date. Provided I make the press deadline of October 15th, my book will be out by December 1, 2010. I can totally make that work. The fun part is, I've already started planning. Is it crazy that I'm looking forward to all the work that's coming? I'm just so ready to start selling this book!

Secondly, I'm currently taking part in a Blog Challenge on my Author Blog. Basically, each day of April, save Sundays, participants post for a specific letter. (Today, Monday April 12th, is for the letter J) Without Sundays, there are 26 days of April which works well with the 26 letters of the alphabet. It has been great fun, and I'm meeting a bunch of new people--Not to mention I'm getting followers and lots of comments on my posts. In return, I visit the other participants' blogs and reciprocate. It's been a blast.

Also on my Author Blog is my ongoing Spring Into Reading contest. I'm doing this jointly with my sister-in-law, Melissa Chesley. When we each reach 100 followers we're doing a drawing and prize giveaway. We have three prize packages--Mystery, Fantasy and Romance--that will include genre specific books (some autographed by the authors) and other fun prizes. Check out her blog HERE to see what she has to say about it. Incidentally, Mel is also participating in the A-Z Blog Challenge, and has come up with some great letter oriented posts. She's got over 80 followers and I've passed 60, so we're well on our way.

There's a great deal going on in my personal life, too. We just moved and I'm still unpacking and organizing the new place. We went to our new ward for the first time. April is a big month for birthdays in my family. I have three kids with birthdays on April 21st. No kidding. My youngest came along as a birthday gift for the (then) five-year-old twins. And this year, for their 11th birthday, the twins have asked to have a friend party, meaning I let them invite friends and we have a party that isn't drenched in family activity. This is the first time I've done that kind of party, believe it or not, and intellectually I believe I should be more nervous about it--but I'm not.

Of course, by my next post, I may have changed my mind. :)


AprilC - GaFlyGirl said...

birthday parties are so much fun. My kids love them crazy me throws them for my kids every yr once they turn 5. Although I must say we have debated changing the tradition of every yr since it gets expensive, when you have 6 kids 7 and under but hey! It's fun.. especially when we go to the park for the parties, and it doesn't have to be expensive.. park, homemade cake, and popsicles at the last one and it was fun and a great turnout. that was the first one we didn't have pizza at. much cheaper too..

Gregg said...

Wow, lot's going on, made me tired reading it. Sounds fun though. I would suggest taking a break and get a Kit Kat Bar!