Spring break is over and I didn’t do the eleventy million things I somehow imagined I could shoehorn into that jam-packed week of ‘relaxing’ and (in theory) grading. HA! Always the case, always. Every time I have a little ‘time off’ I draw up a long list of things to do and then proceed to not follow it, do other things, go other places and then panic and say, “Oh no! I have to get some things done!” —
Because it’s perfectly reasonable to think I can write a novella, two non-fiction book proposals, three blogs, make a trip to Connecticut and watch a couple of movies and get all my grading done, too, in one week.
So the break is over, work returns like a wet haddock to the face and I have less than two months before I’m off to Scotland and there are two presentations this month, readings, travel and more talks next month, so it’s all very easy-peasy and stress free — oh wait. Argh.
So on a hectic manic Monday, reasons to be cheerful:
★ Lush Situation cover reveal! The awesome S. L. Johnson does it again! The awesome Tirgearr Publishing releases the second Chastity Flame book on March 28th — sexy spy mayhem with bonus cameos from some fellow writers (and a publisher!) as well as more steamy shenanigans with the delectable Damien, while Chas tries to break an international human trafficking ring.
★ The essay “All of the True Things I am About to Tell You are Shameless Lies” which I wrote to help promote So It Goes: A Tribute to Kurt Vonnegut has been featured at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. Wow, thank you Twitter! I am so honoured to have a little bit of ‘official’ approval. This collection will be terrific fun. I hope you’ll pick it up. Don’t forget the contests! You could win a copy.
★ Even Google says, “Happy Birthday, Douglas Adams!” Funny people are always a reason to be cheerful — I know many!
★ Kipper in his party hat!
All kinds of reasons to be cheerful —