I think this young man wearing a kilt is adorable. I’m curious about the plants to either side of him and what they represent. Are they dandelions or cactus or a Scotland plant I don’t know. ** They are thistles. The National Flower of Scotland.
Personally, I’m not a big Valentine’s Day person, so my husband and I will probably go out to eat and then shop for window molding. Not exactly what most couples would say is romantic, but for us, it’s perfect.
However you decide to celebrate, or not, I hope it’s a wonderful day for you.
Here I am, flying off into the horizon. Well, not really me, but it’s how I feel since my publisher announced the closing of their doors. So many publishers, big and small, have boarded up or merged – huddled together – to survive the wind of change sweeping through the industry of books.
I hadn’t intended to be a self-published author, but soon that’s exactly what I’ll be. My “To Do” list of items is a bit mind boggling and I’m trying to focus on each task and not the overall endeavor. Instead of spiraling into self-doubt I’m thinking of this as an opportunity.
My hope is for this to be a seamless transition with no disruption of sales of my books. I have two months to prepare. Surely I can manage with that timeline. Fingers crossed! If you’ve taken the self-publishing journey, I’d love to hear what has worked for you. As I move forward I will post the steps I’ve taken and how I’ve gone about it.
I thought it would be a great time to change up things on my blog too. In the coming months, you’ll see posts about my struggle with weight, my home improvement projects, and probably a few photos of my beloved old dog, Giblet, and of our rambunctious cats, Salem and Albert. When the weather turns in the spring I’ll be puttering in my garden and will undoubtedly show off some of my flowers.
Illustration by Lucille Clerc.
“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.” Neil Gaiman
Thank You for all the support you’ve given me this year.
I’m not much for Christmas music. Might have something to do with it blaring in the stores and elevators and shops during the holiday season. I mean how many times can you hear Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer before you run screaming. Actually, I kind of like that one.
So to say I was reluctant to listen to Captain Picard’s Let it Snow is an understatement. I’d almost rather take my picture in a dressing room wearing a bikini than hit a link to Christmas music. But with the help of friends – they nudged the hell out of me – I watched this video. It never gets old.
The Last Keeper’s Daughter and The Last Guardian Rises (Kindle versions) are both on sale for only 99 cents.
Stock up on some great reading for the long winter months ahead or get them as gifts for the holiday season.
The sale runs from Black Friday till the New Year. Check out all the great reads on sale from Crescent Moon Press.