Sorry I haven’t blogged lately, I’ve been busy working on God
Save Us All, the sequel to A Complicated Life in a Small Town. We are still looking at a January release date! The most amazing person was assigned to help me with editing. Her name is Charlotte Emma Gledson. I “borrowed” this from her Facebook page;
Charlotte Emma Gledson is a dark fiction/ horror writer currently residing in the south coastal town of Gosport, UK. With over 30 stories and poems published in anthologies and magazines, including articles for The Serial Killer Magazine, Charlotte is also penning her début psychological/supernatural novel. Her collection of unsettling stories,
‘The Lonely Tree and Other Twisted Tales of Torment’ is available at all good book retailers. As a freelance editor, Charlotte currently edits for Rainstorm Press and is the poetry editor for Dopamalovi books. She is also co-founder and Chief Editor for Black Hound Digital Press. Married with four gregarious children and a collection of ventriloquist dummies, she finds time relaxing while sipping wine, singing Karaoke and going on paranormal investigations.
Ventriloquist dummies?! I think we need to see pictures and hear
the story of how the fascination with the dummies began.
As you all know I do not take criticism well and am a bit of a
hot head. My heart immediately stopped when I received the edited document from her and I began to get defensive before I even opened it. But it wasn’t bad at all. Charlotte even took the time to put little smiley faces next to some of her suggestions. I thought that was cute. How can you possibly get mad at a sentence that has a smiley face in it?! You can’t. I was very impressed with Charlotte’s work; she knew exactly what to do and how to handle my sensitive ego. I would highly recommend her if anyone is looking for a top-notch editor with some major writing experience.
One of my most favorite things in the whole world is a fresh, new
calendar. Thankfully I received a beautiful gift from my mother, a Lang Heart and Home Calendar. I couldn’t wait to sit down and get started. I love looking at the fresh empty pages. It’s a new start, a fresh beginning and I wonder what amazing things will happen and what fun events I will eventually get to add.
When the dreaming is over I grab and pen and start filling it in.
Every Tuesday is trash day and I write ‘trash’ on every single Tuesday on the entire calendar. You’d think after a few years I would be able to remember that and I usually do but the more I put on my calendar the less I have to keep in my head. Plus I just like being able to glance at the calendar to see what the next day or week holds for me.
Next I write in recycle days which occur every other Thursday and
then in the summer we have yard waste pickup. I write in the days the kids have early dismissal and the days they have no school. I fill in birthdays, anniversaries, doctor and dentist appointments and even business trips.
I then read off a month’s worth of hot lunch offerings and the kids tell me if they want hot or cold lunch that day. That too goes on the calendar. I even fill in tentative vacation dates and the dates when Charlie needs his heart worm medicine and the dates and times for the kids bowling league. It’s all there – our life at a glance.
Only a few more days and then I’ll be able to hang it up! But until then it’s time to think of some New Year’s resolutions that I won’t keep.
What are your resolutions for 2013?