I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. I’ve given the author your email so she can contact you about whether you want those in print or ebooks. Thanks to everyone who entered a comment last week. I wish everyone could win.
Last week the mailman brought me a sweet treat that I’ve devoured for the past few days. The proof copy for my second book, Secret Keepers, came in a beautiful manila envelope. I’ve read the whole thing with picky eyes and used my red pen liberally. It’s amazing all the small things I don’t catch on the computer screen.
My goal is to get all the changes made this week and submitted to Createspace for their approval process. Once they okay it, I’ll order one more proof copy to recheck, and then hopefully I can hit that glorious PUBLISH button.
Sorry it’s taken so long. I’ve learned my lesson and will never make promises again about when a sequel will be done. I will give my MOM answer from now on (you know the one they give when kids ask “Are we there yet?”)…and say, “Not long now”.
To prepare for the upcoming release of Secret Keepers (sometime before I die), I’m giving away Eyes of Light for the rest of January (ebook only). To get one, LIKE my author Facebook page and message me that you would like a copy. I will send you a Smashwords free coupon code. Also, check out my website to see a slideshow of settings from each book.
Now to end this post, I will make you shiver with Hoar Frost. It has an awful sounding name, but it’s pretty. Life has been chilly this year in my part of Idaho (the coldest it’s been in the 7 years I’ve lived here). But I’ve learned things.
- You won’t die of frost bite when you take your gloves off for a few seconds in -3 temps to take pictures of Hoar Frost. But your fingers will NEVER warm up again, unless you dunk them in hot chocolate as soon as you walk in the door. Messy, but necessary.
- When lakes are frozen, the fish underneath the ice are NOT frozen. My husband and son went ice-fishing last week. The temperature was -32 (do not glance over that negative symbol. It means Krypton Cold!). I think it got up to 6 degrees or something warm like that while they were out on that frozen lake catching non-frozen fish.
- I like my 4 wheel drive truck when the roads are snowy and icy.
- I don’t like the same truck in 2 wheel drive mode. It doesn’t go anywhere on the ice; the back tires just spin in vain.
- You must walk with tiny mincing steps in the store parking lots to avoid landing on your butt (that’s embarrassing).
- Ice sculptures magically appear all around your yard in this weather, usually around rain gutters or chains.
- Bare foot 12 year old boys like to take hammers to those same ice sculptures (even in 3 degree weather).
- Boys are dumb…or numb. Same thing. At the high school, I saw boys wearing only T-shirts one morning when I dropped off my daughter (the temperature read 1 degree. Yikes!).
- I hate inversions. They are the only weather phenomenon that make me wish for wind…to blow the bad air away.
- You can have fun in -20 degree weather…but only if you’re dressed for it (which means NOT what the teenage boys wear in high school)
That’s what I’ve learned from this crazy-cold winter. How’s the weather in your neck of the woods? Have you learned anything worthwhile…or have you seen crazy teenage boys do dumb/numb things that make you wonder about them? Or do you live on a balmy paradise island and are eating chilled pineapple right now? If your answer is the last one, can I come visit you?