With the events that have occurred over the last three or so months, I’m taking a break. I have my entire summer planned out.
Black Winter Red Spring
Debuts Fall 2012
Get excited 🙂
It has been a week since I first enrolled The Last Dawn in KDP Select and it seems to be paying off! Throughout February, I kept seeing my ranking slip further and further into oblivion. As of Monday, my book sat at the #447,073; pretty depressing. I logged on to check my stats this morning and my book is currently sitting at the #6,034 spot! Now, today I do have The Last Dawn advertised as FREE for a Leap Day Special so I’m sure that has something to do with its ranking. Since midnight, 69 copies have been downloaded!!
Needless to say, I’m pretty stoked 🙂
Last week was pretty rough, I was sick and had absolutely NO energy to get out of bed! So glad to be back to normal but now my little man is sick. We made an unexpected trip to the er last night after he got home from his grandma’s. He was having an asthma attack and I was out of his medication. Turns out he had an attack because of bronchitis so now he’s taking breathing treatments (which he hates, even though he has a dinosaur mask), antibiotics and steroids. Having asthma at two is not fair for him, especially since he absolutely adores sports and can’t stop running around. He’ll get to play, though, but it’s going to be a little more difficult than it should 😦
Saturday night was our annual February birthdays get together. Since me, my sister and my mom all have our birthdays, each a week apart, during February, usually we have a group party at the end of the month. This years wasn’t the craziest one we have had yet but it definitely was up among the top three! Since my sister finally turned 21 we’re able to take her in public which I haven’t decided if that is a good thing or bad thing yet! Ah, good times…
The Last Dawn is doing as I expected for my first novel. Not great but not horrible! As of right now, the paperback ranks #720,781 out of 8 million so that’s cool, I guess! Hoping that my upcoming blog tour at the end of March helps out a bit more. Just as a reminder, if you have read The Last Dawn, head over to Amazon and give it a review! The ebook edition is currently exclusive to Kindle for at least the next 90 days but you can still purchase the paperback on Amazon and CreateSpace!!
I think Spring arrived early in Texas this year which in my opinion is not a bad thing! But it does make me want to open all the windows and super clean the house… which I need to do!
Since I no longer work weekends at the portrait studio, I get to enjoy my Saturday mornings again. This morning I poured my kiddos their orange juice into sippy cups and the milk into their bowls of Apple Jacks. We sat down in the living room and turned on some cartoons. While I sipped on my coffee I watched them as they scarfed down their breakfast, it just made me really happy. All of those long hours at the studio meant that I didn’t spend any time with them. I left when they woke up and came home when they went to bed. I missed out on all of those simple little moments that most people don’t care about.
But when they start to fight, scream and pull each other’s hair, I kind of miss those long hours at the studio 🙂
I had an afternoon alone yesterday where I got to do my hair, paint my nails, listen to the music my fiance can’t stand. It was awesome. It also took me back, made me feel a little nostalgic for my teen years when that is all I did in my free time. But it also stirred something up inside. Something clicked and I sat down for three hours straight and wrote and wrote and wrote and wrote. That, too, was awesome. I have two book ideas in the beginning stages and what I came up with yesterday will fit perfectly in with my third idea. That third idea may take a year or two to complete but that’s okay. If it turns out how I expect it to, it will be worth the wait.
Tonight, the kids are spending the night with grandma which means I get to be relieved of my mommy duties for a bit. A friend is playing bass in a band that I like so my other friend asked me to go along with her. Since her boyfriend is out-of-town playing a show in Shreveport for Mardi Gras weekend, she doesn’t want to go alone. I don’t blame her, I wasn’t going to go if she wasn’t going 🙂
So, it looks like my rainy Saturday starts off with a morning of Apple Jacks and cartoons with the kiddos and ends with loud music, cold drinks and good friends. Sounds like a perfect day to me.