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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Tough week

This has been a really tough week so this will be rambling blog. I have suffered a true roller coaster of emotion and I have been going up and down screaming, crying, laughing, mad, scared and happy. It has been scary, crazy and very emotional.

I have a lot I am worried about that I hope gets better soon and I have a lot that's good that I hope stays that way. Life is so fragile.

The best thing is that I am not alone, I have loving friends and family. People who love and support me no matter what. I can't tell you how much I appreciate that. I know that I am lucky and I do feel gratitude and love towards everyone in my life.

My Mom as always is right there, listening to me giving me wisdom and love. Thank goodness for that. I needed her so much right now because I feel lost and a bit scared. I can't go into it right now but I will at later time but thank goodness for a loving mother.

My brother and friends have all been there too. Thank goodness for all of them and their solid support. Again I know how lucky I am.

The last support I want to thank is my furry one. Xena, who is right there, loving me, rubbing against me, giving me supportive licks. She knows when I am upset and she supports me through all of it. I think the best thing that ever happened to me was that I found my little Xena. She has given me joy, love and great emotional happiness.

On a note for my writing I do have good news about my book launch. I found a venue. Yeah!!!! It will most likely be in October. As I get more details I will let you know what's happening.

To a more peaceful week.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Road Blocks

I know that life is full of road blocks but I seem to get more then my share. Other people may get things as gifts from heaven but I am not one of those people. For every goal I have made, I worked like a dog to get there. It is always the way, I know I am not alone but sometimes I feel that I am.

First road block this week is that I am having an issue with my publisher to show my book returnable status for Fantasy Time Inc. It is returnable but there is this long ugly process and I am terrified it will unravel all that I worked so hard to accomplish. I have worked up the chain and I am trying to fix the problem but the anxiety it is costing me is with out equal. Your book has to show as returnable or book stores will not have anything to do with you. That is why it is crucial that I get my publisher to fix this issue as soon as possible. Cross your fingers for me.

My second road block this week is really sad. If you remember a couple blogs ago I told you the plight of the libraries and that my arrangements were on hold till that was settled? Well the worst happened. The lady I was working with was let go and the man who is now in charge is brand new. It's not that he isn't interested, he was very nice, but the thing is that I have to start the process all over again. It means waiting another two or three weeks for something that was suppose to happen in August. It just really saddens me and make me wonder.

I am sitting here trying to come up with something positive to leave you with but the only thing I can think of is that I have started the second draft of my next novel and that I got an idea for another story. At least I am trying to be productive.

Till next week, (I hope I am teeming with good news)


Sunday, July 11, 2010

My Very First Book Signing!

Well as you can see by the title of this blog I achieved my first goal. I have set up my first book signing. Now I have to get my publisher to put the information on the Barnes and Noble site before the book signing or I am in huge trouble. I have sent them several emails and they keep promising but nothing is happening so I asked for a supervisor. I will call up the chain till I get what I need. You would think they would be more cooperative they are going to make more money from my book then I will.

So I am going to work my back end off till I get this accomplished. I am so excited! The other thing is I need to get people there. It is really important that it is successful. I have sent evite, facebook evite and tweets and called all my friends and family. It is only 4 weeks but I am going to work really hard to get this thing together.

Next I find I am responsible for getting the poster too. All these things that no one ever tells you. You have to get markers too. Wow! It just keeps coming. So I have my work cut for me. Thank goodness for credit cards.

On the minus side of things, the person I talked to at the library was one of the people who were let go. So I have to start all over again with a new person. I have no idea if this person knows anything and if he will be as enthusiastic but I really pray it works out. I have meeting with him on Monday night. Cross your fingers and toes!

The most important thing is my first signing is on Aug. 7th at Barnes and Noble in Calabasas. Yes, that is the same Calabasas that Kim Kardishian made famous. I was chatting to one of the sales people at the store and he basically said that the Kardiashian's put Calabasas and The Commons on the map. That when TMZ mentions it, they just say the Commons not where it is or even the state. The power of Celebrity.

Till next time,


Monday, July 5, 2010

Book Launch

Hi Everyone,

I got really cute business cards with the cover of my book. I am so excited I already gave a few out:)

Well my interview was postponed because the Bookstore Manager is gone for the holiday. Yep, he didn't tell me. Luckily, I called to confirm it. I rescheduled with his assistant, but yesssh!

The rest of the weekend I was trying to figure out what venue to use to get for my Book Launch. I was going to ask to use the library but from my blog you know that won't be possible. Then I tried two small book stores I always used. I was really upset because they both closed and went virtual. Can't have a party on line.

Then I thought of a restaurant but they are really expensive and I can't afford it. Now my new idea is at hotel lobby but all the sales offices were closed today. If you know of venue please let me know. Point me in the right direction because I need help!

Well for the rest of holiday I was watching movies. I watched my fave movie for this holiday. 1776! It is a musical about the founding of this country if you like to have fun and learn something at the same time, I highly recommend it.

Till next time:)