Oct 2022 Update

Happy Halloween!

This year I will be doing a job I take most seriously – handing out candy.

I’ve earned it. My daughter’s wizard’s robes didn’t make themselves. I took care of them last week in time for her to perform this weekend at her piano recital in costume. Then she didn’t even wear them. It was too hot. Such is the life of a mom with just enough sewing knowledge to get herself into trouble. I’m slightly disappointed with the number of seams I had to rip out and resew, but it could have been much worse. The kid was happy with them. That’s all that matters. Although, bonus if they keep her warm when she’s out trick or treating.

The Dragoneer and The Pretender came out on Oct. 3rd. and as we speak has become a #1 new release in the Teen & Young Adult Fiction on Pregnancy Social & Family Issues. If you haven’t read it, consider picking up a copy to see how it earned that particular distinction. If you know, you know.

In other news, I attended The Twin Cities Book Festival in Minneapolis two weeks ago. I talked to many people who love books. I also got some books signed by an author whose work I’ve read and enjoyed since she came out with her first book, The Friend Zone. Abby Jimenez was kind enough to sign all my copies of the books I had of hers. I also got to share with her that I read her latest, Yours Truly, on NetGalley. Did I mention her dogs were there? A friend of mine has never read one of her books, but she knew who the dogs were. I didn’t mean to bury the lead, but I knew of her books first before I knew anything about TikTok or cupcakes.

Now I’m 20k words into my work in progress, hurtling toward a midpoint that will change everything. I will not be participating in NaNoWriMo this year and I just don’t know what I’m going to do with myself. Oh, wait, I know. I’ll still be writing, I just won’t be killing myself to make a certain word count. Or I won’t be killing myself to write over 1600 words a day. Somewhat less than that. But as I’ve always said about NaNoWriMo the consistency it breeds is the real wonder.

Until next time!

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