I hope those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving had a great holiday. For those who do the whole Black Friday thing, I hope you got the deals you were looking for … and survived it injury free. 🙂
For the first time in maybe three years, I actually baked pumpkin pies. I’m not happy with the way my crusts turned out though so I’m going to experiment. If half butter and half shortening don’t result in a tender, flaky, pretty crust, I’m going to switch to all butter. This whole trans fat thing is ridiculous. I’m sure everyone who buys shortening knows it’s not a health food. If anyone has suggestions for ways I can make a nice crust again, I’m all ears – or eyes, or eyes since this is a blog and not a telephone. 😀
Okay. So maybe it’s not quite that dramatic but my crusts are nowhere near as pretty as they once were.
The Coach’s Boys Christmas story? I’m still hoping it’s coming along. Bopping back and forth between present day and the year all but Sam turned fourteen is more of a challenge than I’d anticipated. But I’m determined to get it right – and hopefully published before Christmas.
As for my J.J. Belding stuff…
I’m putting a prequel up in installments on Wattpad ()https://www.wattpad.com/user/JJBelding). I’ll put up two more over the next two weeks, then start posting the first story there too. I’ll be doing a Christmas party with the other guys in the Hemisphere group – with games and prizes. It ought to be interesting because when I say guys, I mean they ARE all guys. I’m the only girl.
Now for some pretty important news…
No, I’m not pregnant. 🙂
But I have banded together with a launch team of nearly a dozen other sweet romance authors. It’s so hard for indie authors to get any exposure these days – unless they happen to have a huge advertising budget. Most of us do not. So we’re going to lend our support to one another – and I hope you’ll give them a chance too. Like their books, they’re very sweet . I’ll update more about this in my next newsletter.
And even more important news…
We’re having a Facebook Christmas party later this month – with games and prizes (free digital books and gift cards). We’re hoping it’s a lot of fun and I look forward to seeing you there.
Now for a question…
Last year, Aria was all oohs and aahs over Christmas decorations. This year, unless there are lighted Santas and Frostys, or tons of lights, she really doesn’t care. Is that normal for a 2 1/2 year old?
Okay. Gotta scoot. It’s time to get something around for supper. Personally, I’d be okay with oatmeal or eggs and toast. The kids, however, are not impressed with my meal suggestions so I probably have to do more than boil some water. Then it’s on to editing.
My youngest is now in the 6th grade, but if I remember right, they weren’t impressed with Christmas lights around that age. Now, it’s all about the gifts.
I followed you on Wattpad. I don’t go over there a lot, but I would like to sample your stuff before I go on to buy it when it’s published. You have me intrigued.
I’m looking forward to the Christmas thing on Facebook. Will you be making a post about it over here when it’s up and running?
I am totally losing track of time this month. Good to know that Aria isn’t just being weird about the lights. She totally loves the Christmas departments at stores but unless it’s really elaborate, she’s not too interested in neighborhood lights.
I followed you too. Wow. You are my idol in more than one area now! 🙂
And yes, I’m not sure exactly how many authors will be involved at this point but I know some of us are definitely planning on it. 🙂