Hey friends! I’m back! This is a long post, so if you want to get right to the Wednesday Worthy Candidate, skip to the bottom of the page. Otherwise I’m going to make up for lost time and chatter!
Friday: I recorded the Romance Between the Pages podcast interview with Victoria Danann and Riley J. Ford. Victoria and Riley were both very engaging and made the whole thing easy. I was surprised when I looked at the time and realized almost an hour had passed. My one interview tip gleaned from this experience: While it’s important to prepare, I did two things wrong: I should have had better pitches for my books (that’s typical of me), and I shouldn’t have anticipated questions. For instance, I was thinking they would ask me about authors that influenced me to write, so I had those all thought out. Instead they asked me who I loved to read now…and I blanked. There’s a very real distinction between being prepared and thinking you know what will be asked. The podcast interview with me will go live June 2nd.
Friday bonus: Riley J Ford has a really cool website that compiles a list of free books here Free Books for Free
- Free Books For Free is a one-of-kind directory of all the free e-books on Amazon (other vendors coming soon). You can search by genres, authors, categories, or just browse for fun…all in one place! Download as many books that you want and start reading…for FREE! Happy reading!
If you like free books, check it out!
Saturday: I wrote the back cover blurb for Savaged Vows.
Sunday: Ugh. I did the prep for the colonoscopy and lets just say that’s a miserable experience and I’m glad I had the foresight to suggest to my kids that we skip Mother’s Day this year. My kids all called or texted, and that was fine. Next year, I’ll be a total diva and demand attention
Monday: They colonoscopy was soooo much easier than the prep. I slept through it, everyone was super nice, and they were very careful of my bad shoulder. The preliminary results were great, although I have now seen pictures of my colon. I can’t unsee it, people. Wizard thought it was cool.
FYI, Wizard is weird.
And…switching to decaffeinated coffee, along with cutting out Diet Cokes and other sources of caffeine prevented me from getting the caffeine withdrawal headache and nausea. YAY! But going decaf didn’t seem to do much for my insomnia or anything else. I’m slowly going back to caffeinated coffee now because decaf tastes rancid witches brew.
Tuesday: I had a Skype meeting with my critique partner, Marianne and she a genius! She helped me figure out my black moment in Savaged Devotion (book 3)! I’ve been trying to work this out for a while, and just couldn’t do it. One 45 minute call to Marianne and I was bouncing off the walls with happiness. I also got the final edits from my editor on Savaged Vows (book 2), and she swears this book is great. I hope so! It goes to my copy editor next week for a final proofreading, then off to formatting and up for pre-order.
It’s been a wildly busy since just last Friday.
Moving onto Wednesday Worthy. This guy caught my eye for the yoga pose. I’m going to try yoga, although my shoulder remains a problem despite PT. So while I don’t really find this guy “hot” I’m extremely impressed by his strength and control.
So what do you think, is he worthy?
May 17th, 2017 at 7:02 am · Link
Yay for all the good things! Yay for the procedure to be over and for you to be able to get back to normal (ie caffeinated) life again. Bummer about skipping Mothers’ Day. The boys should have one for you this weekend instead. Delayed Mother’s Day. (I never know where to put the apostrophe on these things.)
That is awesome control and everything, but yeah, he’s not doing it for me.
May 17th, 2017 at 8:20 am · Link
Whew! I bet you’re glad that week is over! Can’t wait to listen to the podcast. Good news on the procedure. Wiz IS weird. I agree with B.E., celebrate this coming weekend. And man, I know you are relieved about the books! You got this, babe! As for the guy? Yeah, he might be a gymnast (moreso than yoga, I think) and while he might have great muscle control, I gotta go thumb’s down, too.
May 17th, 2017 at 1:44 pm · Link
B.E., thanks! I hope you had a great Mother’s Day, but skipping for me this year is ok. They all called or texted, so I’m happy.
I feel the same about this guy.
May 17th, 2017 at 1:48 pm · Link
Silver, thanks and I’m so glad to have that section of the book replotted (from the original synopsis). Now I just have to write it
Given that Wizard is squeamish usually, I was surprise at his interest in those pictures. Definitely weird!
Could be a gymnast, but the caption was yoga, and the super advance people do poses like that. But I don’t think he’s nailing the romance hero vibe.
Hope you had a Happy Mother’s Day!
May 17th, 2017 at 3:31 pm · Link
I think guys is great. It takes so much strength and concentration to do that pose. Let me know how you do with yoga. Maybe it will help with the shoulder, fingers crossed.
Sorry about the prep – YUCK! Glad all went well though. Wizard’s interest is kind of cool ;). I think I’d look too.
Wow, you must have been so ticked at yourself with the interview (yes, we know you ;)). Still I’m sure it was great. Promo-ing ones own work is usually hard.
I have some news. While at the cookout Sunday, eldest and DIL announced a baby is FINALLY coming :). We’re all so very excited. The peanut is due Nov. 29th.
I hope you’re having a great day :)!
May 17th, 2017 at 4:01 pm · Link
OMG Viki, that is awesome and exciting news!! Congratulations to your son and DIL! I’m thrilled for your whole family. I’m smiling all over the place here
I’m so distracted with work and my stupid nerve impingement, I’m not beating myself up too much. I really had fun during the interview too.
I was amazed at Wizard being interested given his typical squeamishness.
Wizard is still asking me not to do the a yoga class until I get some diagnostics (x-ray, MRI). I’m not sure, I’ll decide in the morning. I know his fear–I’ll push too hard in a class whereas, I have a little more common sense when doing it at home. He’s not wrong, LOL!
Congrats again on your wonderful news!!