Thursday, November 29, 2012


In an effort of good cheer and in nowhere near particular order:

1)  The auction went well.

2)  I'm getting over the crud.

3)  I have a book coming out in January.

4)  I have a brand new series I'm working on.

5)  I have both a day job and a writing career that support me and my critters.

6)  I have a terrific son I love who loves me.

7)  I have a terrific rest of my family whom I love and who also love me.

8)  I have friends.  Good ones.  Lots of 'em.

9)  My truck is paid for and still runs well.

10)  I own my house (in conjunction with the bank, but I'm working on that.)

Thanks God.  Really.

The Power of Positive Thinking

Need it.  Now.


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Getting Better

Okay, I've been pushing myself pretty hard.  There are reasons.  But then, there always are.  Unfortunately, the Wednesday before the holiday I caught a bug.  So, I've spent most of the holiday weekend sleeping and taking decongestants.  The good news -- the decongestants work.  The bad news, they make me depressed.  I know it.  I am trying to ignore it.  It will pass.  And I need to take the decongestants because I DO NOT NEED another case of bronchitis or pneumonia.  I already have scarring on my lungs from previous cases.

I will be fine.  It will be fine.  Eventually I will get everything done that I need to.  But I really didn't want to spend the holiday weekend feeling like crap.  Seriously, what a nuisance!

Hope you all had a happy and HEALTHY Thanksgiving.

Best always.


Friday, November 16, 2012


I mean well.  I do.

I try very hard.

SOMETIMES it works.

Sometimes, less so.

I have now been up since 2:30 making sure that there are blurbs and photos for all of the charity auction items that we want to post.  This after having had TDFH (The day from HECK) yesterday that ended with me not being able to get the FLIPPING SITE working because of various EBAY related headaches.

But today is another day.  All blurbs are written.  Photos are available for all items that have actually been received (still missing stuff from one author, but it will get here eventually).  Promo has been lined up.

It will be fine.


Anyway, I'll post the link when it's available.  I'll send the link.  I'll try my best to make this a success.  But then I AM SO FREAKING DONE.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012



This evening the charity auction will go up.  I'm excited, happy, and hope that it makes lots of money for the charities.  Lots of busy, busy people have helped me out on this!  But I have to say, authors are good and generally generous types (oh, there are a few exceptions, but only a few).

It is time for me to knuckle down and work on the Fey book.  I'm excited and NERVOUS.  Starting a new series is always a bit of a roller coaster ride emotionally.  Hard work, laced with "Will they like it?" nerves.

Anyway, off I go to DO that voodoo that I do.


Monday, November 12, 2012


Okay, I have a whopping two minutes until I have to get down to the day job.

First, I went onto Ebay.  It appears that it is going to be EASY to do the charity auction.  WHOOO  HOOOO!!!! WOOT WOOT WOOT!!

That is a huge relief.

I completely revamped the personal website.  I LOVE it with a couple of quibbles.  I will work on those tonight.


Have a great day!


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Charity/Trying to Help/Oh CRAP WHAT HAVE I DONE!

Okay, I am quite moved by the Sandy disaster.

So I tried to do something nice.  I contacted a few of my author friends and suggested that we each contact our fan base and have a contest where they donate to charity and we provide one winner with a prize.

WELL IT MORPHED.  It GREW.  And it become something bigger and HOPEFULLY much better.

There is going to be an e-bay auction with proceeds going to charity (The Red Cross and an animal rescue charity that has been active in the disaster).

MAJOR AUTHORS have contributed and are being hugely nice.  EVERYBODY is being hugely nice.  But I'm trying to organize this thing that I've never done before and have a big bad case of the OH SHIT WHAT'VE I DONE?S.

I will get this done.  I will get through this.  A friend's assistant has offered to help.  It will be fine.  BUT OH SHIT WHAT'VE I DONE?!

I have autographed books from some NYT bestsellers I'm going to donate (so that they can participate if they're on the road and can't be reached in time).  Other NYT bestsellers are putting together baskets and signing books.  There will be items signed by (in no particular order):

Cat Adams and C.T. Adams (DUH)
Shannon Butcher
Jim Butcher
Jade Lee
Kathy Lyons
Linnea Sinclair
Brenda Novak
Rachel Caine
Carole Nelson Douglas
Deeanne Gist

And probably more.  Some people haven't had a chance to get back to me.

In other words.  It's gotten huge.  Which is exciting, and terrifying if I screw it up.

So I won't.  I just WONT.

So there.