Thursday, April 28, 2016

Happy? Birthday?

As always at this time of year, starting with my husband's birthday in early April and continuing through my own birthday in early May, I start to think of my life and where it is and what I've done in the past year. It's a bit like New Year's Resolutions, but more individual.

So where am I now that I wasn't last year?

Well, my French novels are being published, so that's a HUGE thing. The publisher isn't huge and I'm not a household name (yet!), but it's huge for me. Holding a paperback of my book (two of them so far) in my hand is just heart-stoppingly amazing.

Next step: getting them in bookstores.

Baby steps! Baby steps!

*Deep breath*

I love my French books a ton, of course, but the last six weeks or so, have gone off the rails and am writing a contemporary New Adult (college-age) romance. And I love it. So watch this space for the agony of pitching and querying...


Sadly, my efforts at staying healthy haven't paid off. I've still been walking but not as much. And once I stopped eating carefully, the weight started back on. So I'm working on that. I also need to get to a doctor, because I think I'm pre-diabetic, which would mean that I gain weight faster *and* when I gain weight, it will only get worse. Why do our bodies betray us so?


And what else? Really, a lot of the time I feel like I'm just hanging on by my fingertips. I mean, a whole year. What did that self-help inspirational author say? 'The days are long, but the years are short." Something like that. So I try to get stuff done in those long days and it all adds up to a quick year.


I'm coming to the end of my homeschool adventure with my middle child. He's going off to "real" high school next year. I think he'll do well as long as he settles in. It's always possible that I will homeschool him some more later if things go awry, but ohhhh, I'm ready to have more writing time and maybe get a part time job so I'm still available for Kid Duty and yet have a steady income.

(And if you'd like to know why I, who never ever wanted to homeschool, kept my kid home for three and a half years? Well, here: Some of the worst weeks of my life: a school story So if you're coming across this as a desperate parent, let me tell you: I've been there. You can do it. Maybe not as homeschool, but there are choices and alternatives. You and your kid WILL MAKE IT. It might suck really badly for a while, but chances are good.)


I need reviews! And I need more people to read my books!
Honorable Officer for Amazon Kindle
Indispensable Wife for Amazon Kindle

Honorable everywhere that I know about.
Indispensable everywhere that I know about.

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