Last week Hurricane Sandy knocked out my power for four days, and it won't come as a surprise to anyone when I say I am not a camping kind of gal. I especially don't like camping in my own house!
Fortunately there were bright spots. One of them was reading the end of Mae Clair's Weathering Rock on my Nook, in the dark, via flashlight. (I had to keep that whole camping theme going, and I wasn't about to let darkness keep me from finding out what happened in this story. It was so worth it. And yes, I sniffled a little bit at the end.)
Another bright spot was learning Lord Midnight had won the Chapter One contest that author Cheryl Bradshaw has on her blog each month. There are 50 entries, and she selects the best first chapter as the winner. I was flabbergasted when I got Cheryl's email with this great news. Please check out her wonderful compliments, as well as the interview she did with me. While you're doing that, I'm just going to stand here and grin.
Another fun thing that made me forget the bumpy spots from last week: I got the galley of I Do. . .or Die, which is a PDF of the book to send out to reviewers. It was exciting to see my story in an ebook format. I should also be getting the cover in the next week or so. This book is going to be released on December 10th, which seems so close now!
On top of all that, it is my birthday month, and it's been so much fun already. I got my electricity back on the first day of November, and it feels like things have been shining brightly ever since.