Happy Monday is an oxymoron, because Happy Mondays are like unicorns and leprechauns. They’re mythical creatures. Still, in the spirit of making things better I give you…
Seriously, doesn’t that make you feel better?
Today I’m hard at work writing book 2 in my new urban fantasy series Crescent City, City of Eternal Night. What are you working on?
Sometimes it seems like my Twitter and Facebook feeds are nothing but “Buy my book!” posts, which after a while, just slide by without me paying them any real attention. (Hey, I’m an author too, I know how hard promo is, but even I try to avoid the endless pimpage.)
I have a feeling I’m not alone in that.
So how do you find new books? How do you discover new authors? Think about the last great book you read – how did it end up in your hands? Do you rely on the recommendations of review sites? Friends? Booksellers? Tell me!
I give you…animals laughing! Happy Friday!
Remember when you could make your email look like stationery (hideous stationery, but still) with backgrounds like notebook paper, snowflakes, and blue clouds? Maybe it’s still available, I don’t know – is it? I guess I can see using it for a party invite or something like that, but did anyone ever use it for business emails? Can you imagine?
I confess, I thought about using it for oh, five seconds, but then what if it accidentally went out to an agent or an editor or another author I wanted to take me seriously? Nope, too big a risk, so I nixed it altogether.
Tell the truth – did you ever use those stationery backgrounds? We’re all friends. We can laugh together. ;o)
Wouldn’t extra time be great? What would you do with an extra hour every day? I’m talking twenty-five hours a day, not twenty-four. Would you sleep in? Exercise? Take up that hobby you’ve always been meaning to? Spend it with family and friends?
I have to say I’d spend mine reading. That’s got to be the one thing that’s the hardest to fit into my schedule. I’m guessing I’m not the only writer who feels this way either. When a deadline is pressing down, I often feel like any spare time should be spent creating new pages.
So tell me, what would you do with your extra hour? How would you spend it?
Very hard to sleep when your pillow is occupied.
Happy Friday, y’all! If this doesn’t make you grin, check your pulse.
Possibly it is the best mascara ever. If you’re like me, you’ve been through a drawerful of mascaras trying to find one you felt lived up to the hype. This one actually did (for me), which is why I’m sharing it: Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara.
Granted, it’s sort of a dumb name and packaging makes you think they could have shaved a few dollars off the price if they’d skipped the quilted sleeve, but it’s the first product I’ve tried (outside of Christian Dior’s Diorshow – and this is about $10 cheaper!) that’s done what it’s supposed to. Longer, fuller looking lashes that actually seem a little curled! Since my lashes are sparse, blonde and stick straight, this is a big achievement. It’s even waterproof, which means it lasts.
So, share with me. How many mascaras have you tried? What’s your favorite? Your least favorite? Is there another one out there that I should test drive?
Some news: I’m happy to announce the UK rights to my new series have been picked up by Orbit UK! Ah, England…home of interesting royals, fun pubs and Doctor Who. You lucky Brits!
If you want to be one of the first to see the cover for the first book, House of the Rising Sun, be sure to sign up for my newsletter as I’ll be sharing it there first. (Link is on the side bar.)
So, spill it – are you a Whovian?
My level of maturity is directly related to the people I’m with. Yes, that’s right, I helped photobomb Jennifer Estep. ‘Cuz I’m classy like that.