Currently Reading: I'm halfway through EZ Lovin', and yes, I am LOVIN' it! I have the print version, but you can also get the e-version at Swimming Kangaroo Books:) If I finish this today, my reading totals (see below) will increase by 1 or 2...depends on if I read Francine on Fire too:)
It was a strange year.
On the home front, my spouse was home for six months while the economy was sliding into the toilet; K got his driver's license and was ecstatic over the fact he could take his dad's car to school; S had a meltdown at school and thankfully was NOT suspended; W blossomed in his first year at Head Start.
I heavily promoted my second book and made 9 personal appearances at two colleges (3 if you count the one I missed due to two car problems!), two bookstores, and five festivals. Hopefully, I drummed up sales for Kelly, Dakota, Anny, and Barbara when I took their print books/promo items along for anyone who expressed interest in either Regencies, vampires, or a walk on the 'wild' side of romance:)
On the creative side, I only wrote two books, but also started five more. Two have taken strange turns; one is venturing into paranormal, the other into the M/M or BDSM scene. Brynn, Dakota, Cindy...I may be emailing you in the coming months for help!
Reading-wise, I went back and totalled up the number of books I read this year. I was amazed...
Print: 114 or 15
E-book: 116 or 17
Total: 230 or 232!
Wow...Has anyone else ever kept track for a year? And I may still have missed some...
I discovered several authors whose books I want to continue reading:
Cindy Spencer Pape
Jacqueline Roth/Elyssa Edwards
Cindy K Green
And I will also continue to read Anny, AJ, Sandra, Bronwyn, Barb, and any others I have inadvertantly left out, whom I began reading in 2007! Keep watching the blue print at the top of my posts; there are more talented authors on my TBB list who will make their debut as any 'recommended reads'.
Financially, things picked up in the second half when D returned to work, and we were able to give the kids a decent Christmas after all. I can only hope and pray it continues, so that as bills come in we are able to pay them on time.
Maybe I'm still watching too much retro-90210? Had a dream last night I applied for a job at The Beverly Beat as a proofreader... Brandon hired me; Steve argued with me when I pointed out a typo, and then tried to sweet-talk his way into letting him spell whatever the word was his way! Crazy...and yes, I'm almost finished with Season 8. Only two more to go...and then I watch for the three episodes I missed, due to a faulty DVR set-up by my daughter!
Happy New Year!
Tonight, as the ball drops and we usher in 2009, be safe and I'll 'see' you again next year!