Got my page proofs to review from the designers. I knew this was a thing. I was expecting it, but apparently... still not. It really hit me with this that I will be publishing my book soon. And it is going to look like a real book! Seeing these pages formatted as they will be… Continue reading Page Proofs Are A Thing!
I have officially completed all edits and proofreading corrections on my book. Now I'm just waiting for my cover designer to request my files and get started. I will announce a release date as soon as I have a more solid confirmation as to when this will be ready.
I'll be working on cake the next several days. BG decided that she really did want the pointe costume cake so I'm all in on working on it. It will be another ambitious project, but having done a costume cake twice now, I have some confidence that this will turn out pretty good. I don't… Continue reading Hanging Out
The snow we got the other day was so perfect. It was crazy cold and the snow wasn't heavy and wet, so what fell was full of perfect snow crystals. This is one of several crazy cool shots that show the intricacies of snowflakes. The shot itself isn't perfect, but I adore that snowflake in… Continue reading Beauty In The Details
I am supposed to be working on my last big round of edits. I've managed to get the first half done and was just starting on the second half on Friday when I got a rather distressing text from BG saying that she needs to talk to me about something really important, that she is… Continue reading Crazy Teen Dating Drama Pt. 2 & Laziness
Between working on my edits and dealing with both myself and MC being sick, the last several days have been... fun. The whole not feeling great thing had me taking meds that wouldn't let me sleep. As is so typical for me, my brain simply would NOT shut up in that situation. So, sitting there… Continue reading *Sigh* Again, Muse?!
As has been the pattern since I started my book project, everything is hitting all at once again. I got my final round of edits back from my editor the night before a family outing to celebrate MC's birthday (not on the actual day). I still have the actual day to work on, which means… Continue reading Back to Crazy
I didn't set any reading goals for 2018. Not really. If anything, I wanted to cut back on the amount of books I read because I wanted to make sure I did other things besides just read. Based on my total numbers for the year, I think I did just that. Total Books Read for… Continue reading 2018 Book Totals & A Look Back
I just hit send on my first round of revisions back to my editor! Now I'm back in sit and wait mode for round 2. All in all, I think I'm really pleased with where everything stands. In this process and fixing many of his issues, I fixed all of the areas that I had… Continue reading Edits & Revisions Round 1 Done!
This weekend kicked off Christmas Program week for BG at dance, starting with ballet. It is crowded and sometimes not easy to see because of that, but I love these programs. They are smaller and more intimate than the huge end of year recital. This year was even more interesting as BG had her boyfriend… Continue reading Christmas Program Week
I apparently can't get my head into my book today even though I KNOW I should be finishing up on my edits. Instead, I'm finding way too many distractions in music. Apparently I'm grooving instead of writing today. These are just a few in the current rotation.
I just finished up the final edits from my editor for this round. I still have another full read through I need to do to make sure all my changes work and that I didn't break anything. I'm still feeling a little iffy at the moment because this ended up being such a choppy, broken… Continue reading Book Editing – Revisions Part 1.5
The kids are FINALLY back to school today after an extended Thanksgiving break thanks to a couple of snow days. Yay, right? Nope. They still get out early because that is what was already scheduled. Don't get me wrong. I love having my kids home. It was especially nice because Hubby worked from home as… Continue reading Furry Chair Thief & Revisions Update
It has been one hell of a week and it doesn't look to be stopping soon. I've gotten about two thirds of the way through my revisions, which has been both harder and easier to do depending on which sections I was working. Those revisions have changed the tone of the book in a way… Continue reading Revisions, Illness, Worry And The Start Of The Holidays
My maple is hanging in there, still full of leaves and color, with the core still being pretty green. I'm expecting that to change rapidly over the next few days with the crazy cold heading our way. One of the things I love about this tree is the range of colors we get from it… Continue reading Hanging In There
I had a nearly three hour call with my editor last week. It was majorly productive, but it left me at a point where I have a LOT of work ahead of me. I'm grateful because I know that this process will make this better when it is all said and done, but... it is… Continue reading Book Editing – Revisions Part 1
Today is insane. I had a nearly 3 hour call with my editor (notes on that to come). Now I have to deal with the aftermath of having a haunted garage for Halloween and still wanting to put the cars in after it is all over (and that is only a small portion of what… Continue reading Aftermath
I am almost always an emotional person first. My initial reactions to things come from an emotional point rather than a logical one. I am also very logical, but that isn't usually the basis for my reactions unless whatever situation is in play isn't an emotional one for me. So, having my initial reaction to… Continue reading Book Editing – Round One
Now that the bake sale is behind me, I can sit down and focus on what my editor sent. I'll be heads down working on that for the next few days. Fingers crossed it isn't too ugly.
And again, everything seems to be hitting at once. At least this time it is all good stuff. Mostly. Hubby's annual bake sale at work is coming up so I am starting on all the baking for that today. I don't think I'm doing anything new this time, but I'll be sure to repost any… Continue reading More Chaos? Sure, Why Not?
We went over the weekend to get our pumpkins. It was kind of a perfect day for it. Even though the kids are in their teens, they both still love doing this, which makes me incredibly happy. Hell, I'm in my 40's and I STILL love doing this. Sadly, I have zero clue what I'm… Continue reading Picking Pumpkins