I’m dying to write in ALL CAPS because that’s how excited I am to join Ten Things of Thankful today! You guys know me. I’m an animated writer. If I could reach through the screen, run at you full speed and tackle you like a Labrador overjoyed to see its owner, I WOULD SO DO IT. Pretend I just did. Because…bursting.
This list is going to stop at seven, because duh…seven. It’s been an exciting week for me to say the least. (no clue what I’m referring to? Go here.) But in this case? Seven is definitely worth ten. *glares at GuardVirgins, daring them to disagree*
The plans are in motion for me to speak to a selection of kiddos at our local elementary school about writing.
What an incredible opportunity. I. Can’t. Wait.
Remember, way back when, I wrote about how I was keeping all this writing stuff a secret from my family until I proved to myself that I could actually do it? I finally told them. It’s been a surreal week to say the least, but in the very best of ways. They are over-the-moon thrilled and proud of me. There’s nothing better than that. NOTHING.
Reviews for ORDER OF SEVEN are trickling in as ARC readers finish the book (ARC = advanced reader’s copy, case you didn’t know). To say the reviews surpass my wildest hopes and dreams would be a tragic understatement. Color me floored. A HUGE thank you to those taking the time and energy to create and/or share the preview and review posts and other SM links about the book. I’m beyond grateful.
No specifics until it’s set in stone, but FirstEver book signings are in the planning stages. This horrifies me just a tad because people. BUT, I am determined to not let my LittleOldLadyHidingInAHouseWithTenCats-ness keep me from doing ALL THE COOL AUTHOR THINGS.
My lovely-talented-brilliant Blog Wife, Lizzi, started a new thing on her blog called A Slip of the Lit (< such a great name, right?) where she showcases authors and what they’re working on. GUESS WHAT? I was fortunate enough to be her first interview! *dances around room* It was SoVeryCool.
Last night, the hubs and I got a rare kid-free evening to enjoy Greek food with good friends. Dayum, great food and stellar company is something to be thankful for! Tonight, by IRL wife & Fam are coming over to hang. << It’s been way too long and we’re so excited! I know laugh-till-you-pee moments await.
In order to enjoy last night, our In-Laws came over to watch the squidinkies. Number seven in my TTOT (or STOT in this case) goes to my FIL, who tuned Cheesy’s guitar and fixed D-Man’s computer – two things I’ve been avoiding all week because UGH what a beating. Grandparents be Da Bomb Diggity!
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