The weather is beautiful outside and I’m really enjoying looking at it from my office. 🙂 I’ll probably get roped into going to the park in a little bit, so I thought I’d do a quick post.
The performance of King Midas this morning with the understudies went really well. We had an enthusiastic audience, which made the actors try harder and perform better. I was super proud to be their director. Our next show is Monday evening and I have to go on stage again. Eek! I will have my lines memorized this time and I know it’s coming, so hopefully I’ll do better than the last time I stood in for Tmolus the Mountain God. Note to self: remember to bring on the dang palm frond (a.k.a. Tmolus’ main prop that I left backstage during my last awesome performance.)
After I got home from the play I sat down to write on Glimmer, but just wasn’t feeling it. I wrote more than 800 words every day this week, so I’m not going to stress it. I’m at a place where I am confident that I will be finished with it if not by the end of next week, then by the 26th. There are still time issues that I’m grappling with and some things I really want to change, but I have to refer back to Glimpse to make sure I’m not contradicting myself. All I have to say is that it is really annoying that pregnancy lasts 9 months. Ha! Just like in Glimpse, the beginning of the novel starts off slowly and then bam, bam, bam, things happen more quickly as we get toward the end. Unfortunately, my flow is being thwarted by the damn baby who needs to get born at a healthy gestational age. Why did Grace and Mike only have to fool around that one time? Why did I torture myself this way? I guess that’s just a problem I’m going to have to figure out. Perhaps tomorrow.
I spent a good chunk of time marketing this week as well and have discovered that there are literally 7 million popular book blogging sites. (All right, not literally, but almost!) I’ve lined up two more Glimpse reviews for the fall, which is great because hopefully they will be positive and encourage people to buy both Glimpse and Glimmer when it comes out in November. Now that I’ve been at this marketing game for almost three months, I feel like I’m getting better at it. People want to like your book and spread the word, all you have to do is ask! Well, and send them a free copy.
My sales this week weren’t quite as good as last week. After getting used to busting through the Top 100 in a couple of categories daily, that didn’t happen so much this week. I don’t know if it is because I have a giveaway going on or what, but with the spotlight and the good review, hopefully things will pick up next week.
The kids seem to be taking the longest nap ever and now I wanna go to the park! Another half an hour and those little buggers are getting a mama-kiss wake-up call! After the park I think a trip to the store is in order. Pizza for everyone but me for dinner. I’m looking forward to purchasing some macadamia nuts, string cheese, and pepperoni. Uh, kind of. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Go see Inception! That’s my plan for tomorrow night.