The title of this blog very much sums up the last two months for this author. We have our last out-of-town gig next week, and, as much as I love to travel, this momma is ready to enjoy being home for the holidays.
Auburn Football Game
This football season has been a true fairytale come-back story for our tigers. And, as with Book One, if you look closely you’ll find a reference or two for the loveliest village on the plains in Book Two. War Eagle!
My favorite human and I picked the Big Apple for our last pre-baby trip, which included LOTS of eating, exploring, and walking. While I normally take advantage of being in a different place to get creative ideas, I took a much-needed break from all things book this trip.
Nashville Family Weekend
The whole crew watched my cousin get hitched last weekend in the Country Music Capital and, needless to say, there was lots of belly rubbing going on.
Sharing Book One
We’ve enjoyed sharing the first installment of The Waiz Chronicles with folks near and far over the last two months.
Local Holiday of Hope Event
We got our feet wet in the holiday show business in our hometown to celebrate a great cause. Thank you to Covenant Hospice and all our volunteers for a great event!
Panama City Holly Fair
While it’s tough to work when you know the beach is right outside, we enjoyed meeting some wonderful folks and sharing Book One at this festive fair. Thank you to our moms for helping out so this pregnant lady could sneak in some afternoon naps.
Beverlye Middle School
So, I have to admit, this was a highlight for me. I LOVE students!!! They’re just a blast to inspire and encourage in the areas of reading and writing. Kudos to the school staff and students for making this a morning of pure fun!!!
So this is a website by HarperCollins Publishing for authors to (gulp) put their work in the hands of other writers and readers for feedback. If you still haven’t managed to read Book One, you can read the first three chapters here for free: http://authonomy.com/books/56335/escape-from-differe/
Book Two Update
Okay, so I almost left this part out because you and I both want my update to say, “It’s finished.” I’m happy to say that things are moving along and the beta (practice) readers are ready (as am I) to get their hands on the revised manuscript. Here’s the deal, I could (and might) write a whole blog on why the heck the editing has dragged on for so long . . . but, I’ll just say this for now: the overall challenges have contributed to major roadblocks in the process, BUT overcoming those has secured an even better story (both personal and creatively). All that to say, it’s going to be awesome, and I think you’re going to love it.
Hugs to you all! I am thankful for each for you!