Well, it's February, my least favorite month of the year. At least it has the decency to be short.
Seems like a good time to give a brief update on certain fronts:
Appearances: I'll be signing books at the Barnes and Noble in Oceanside February 12th (that's tonight...sorry for the late notice) at 6:00 p.m. to help raise funds for an elementary school in Vista. The school gets up to 20% of the money from ANY books (not just mine) sold during the hours of the book fair. With these days of budget cuts, these events can really help a school out. So, if your school isn't holding a book fair at a nearby B and N, you might want to suggest they look into it. And maybe there will be a nearby author who is willing to don her crown and cape* for a little magic/fun/puppet time. All for a good cause.
Resolutions: I have successfully given up Dude. Yes, of course it slips out sometimes, but then I glare at the person responsible and say, "Look, I just Dude-ed because of you. (Yeah, it sounds weird.)
I am doing not so great on the vegetable end of things. Bought lots of mini-cucumbers at Costco (which was FILLED with thousands of people who really seemed to need to put their carts in MY WAY, forcing an unstoppable (but whispered) Dude.
Revise Wren Faire this weekend.
Revise 2 picture book drafts from January's surprize-a-palooza.
Polish Nix the Naughty.
One more draft of Chicken Wizard (Hey, how about if it's a good one this time?)
Maybe doodle a bit on next middle grade project....but only doodling.
I've got to get crackin'!
*Apparently, not all authors wear a cape and a crown to booksignings, although I recommend they try it. Way more fun than it sounds.