This post is going to be a mishmash of… stuff.
Firstly, I'm working on a secret project that is either going to make you very happy, or make you want to punch me in the face, or hurt me in some way. I'm really hoping it's the first thing, but we'll see. I'm going to do something fun to release my news. Probably on Facebook. It'll be a huge event/chat and I'll have teasers and a cover and a synopsis and there will be prizes and unicorns and frolicking and general merriment. DON'T YOU LIKE MERRIMENT? I KNOW YOU DO. I'm working on the details of this now, so stay tuned for a definite announcement.
Secondly, My Sweetest Escape is now out in the world! It's so weird, because I wrote the book last May/June, so I've been holding onto this story for a LONG time. I hope everyone likes it. You don't have to love it (I would love if you loved it), but I just hope it makes you laugh and smile and that you come away feeling like I've taken you on a lovely ride. InkSlinger PR has organized a blog tour, so hopefully I'll be posting about that. There will be character interviews, extra content and FUN. And giveaways :)
Thirdly… I've watched too much Project Runway in the past few days, and you know what I noticed? Other than the fact that Tim Gunn is like the Albus Dumbledore of fashion? That there are lessons learned on the show that can be applied to writing. Or any creative endeavor, actually. "Make it work!"
Fouthly, I just hired my mom to be my assistant. She'll now be taking care of mailing and shipping all my giveaway prizes, which means two things. One, that things will go out in a more timely manner and two, the post office will actually be able to read the addresses. We've both very exited about this.
Fifthly, I'm going to be in Daytona Beach, Florida next week for Coastal Magic Con!!!!!! I will be bringing books and swag and myself (duh), so if you can, you should DEFINITELY come. I'm also doing several panels and a Meet and Greet. If you want signed books, you might want to purchase them ahead of time. I'm not bringing as many books with me this time, just because it's a pain to have to deal with the leftovers.
Sixthly, I've been doing a lot of giveaways for paperbacks on my Facebook page. I've gotten really good responses so far, so I think I'm going to do a giveaway per week. Usually it's 10 paperbacks per week, sometimes a set of two in a series. I have a LOT of books in my house. They're taking up half my bedroom (which isn't that big, but still).
Seventhly, I think I'm going to make a Facebook group/Street Team. I'm getting a logo made right now, and I've got a name, so stay tuned for announcements about that. Members will get special offers and exclusive content and will automatically gain five awesome points ;)