Quote of the Day:
Right actions for the future are the best apologies for wrong ones in the past.
– Tyron Edwards
Whew! Yesterday was so busy at the office! And itâ€™s just going to be that way until the end of the month. We have 11 submittals going out on Wednesday, which means I need to come up with 11 fantastic covers. Yikes. Then I have two more the week of the 20th and THEN on the 23rd and 24th, we have a marketing retreat. Which means I will have no internet access, which in turn means I will be going through complete withdrawals.
Got an email from my new editor at Inara Press last night. She introduced herself and notified me of my release date:
Thatâ€™s ONE day before my birthday. What a terrific present! I should have cover art soon. I canâ€™t wait to see it. I imagine something Indiana Jones-esque since it is an action/adventure story. Hopefully, they will come up with something better than what I had over at KIC (even though I was satisfied with that artwork â€¦ whatever they come up with has got to just ROCK). Anyway, I have to have all twelve issues done and in by April 19. Should be no problem since itâ€™s already written.
Sysenlaw tagged me with this:
Four jobs Iâ€™ve had:
1. Word Processor for an environmental engineering firm (first real office job)
2. Construction accounting for a general contractor (job that nearly drove me to alcoholism :hehe:)
3. Marketing Assistant for an architectural/engineering firm (current job)
4. WRITER extraordinaire. 😉 (Just kidding)
Four movies I could watch over and over:
1. The Princess Bride
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
3. The Empire Strikes Back
4. Gone With The Wind
Four places I have lived:
1. Mesquite, TX
2. Addison, TX
3. North Richland Hills, TX
(Iâ€™ve never been nomadicâ€¦lol)
Four TV shows I watch:
2. Desperate Housewives
3. Greyâ€™s Anatomy
4. The Dallas Stars
Four places Iâ€™ve vacationed:
1. Los Angeles, CA
2. Washington, DC
3. Las Vegas, NV
4. Austin/San Antonio/Galveston, TX
Four of my favorite dishes:
1. Fried Chicken
2. Anything from Cabo Grande (Mexican â€“ YUM)
3. Sweet & Sour Chicken from PF Changâ€™s
4. A Braumâ€™s cheeseburgerâ€¦salivating
And a whole mess of other blogs I donâ€™t have room to list.
Four places I would rather be:
1. In bed
2. In Scotland
3. In Ireland
4. In a castle
I’m tagging Mawra, Lara, Colin, and Sandy S
And in other newsâ€¦my husband and I are splitting. After nearly eight years of being together, weâ€™re calling it quits. I hadnâ€™t blogged about it yet, until I knew it would be nearly final. Now that things have settled down, Iâ€™ve decided itâ€™s time.
I am once again independent. I have an apartment â€“ a very nice one, I might add â€“ one mile from the old house. I never hear my neighbors. The community is quiet and gated and safe. I opened my own checking account and bought a new washer and dryer. I live alone. Iâ€™m getting a cat. I can decorate any way I choose. I bought new bedding I absolutely ADORE and itâ€™s ultra feminine and no one cares but me. I stay up until midnight watching movies and unpacking boxes.
I am resilient and strong and capable. I donâ€™t NEED a man (but itâ€™s nice to have one). I can put together furniture without any help (a chest of drawers!). I can hook up my computer and make it work, even though my DSL still doesnâ€™t work. I suspect that has something to do with the modem I have. I might have to call tech support for that. I would rather stick a hot poker in my eye than have to call tech support, but I guess thatâ€™s what Iâ€™ll have to do. I still need to get satellite service hooked up, but I donâ€™t have the cash to drop to get it started. (The complex locks residents in to using ONLY Directv for television channels and SBC for DSL/phone…GRR) :doze:
My son will be living with his dad â€“ a very long story I wonâ€™t get into. Suffice it to say I made damn sure all my rights were protected regarding my sonâ€™s living arrangements. I am not a dead-beat mom. I didnâ€™t abandon him. It was simply the arrangement we made. Iâ€™m trying to be smart about the whole thing and keep a level head. I would rather lose everything than my son have to lose everything because I can handle it better than he can. And right now he canâ€™t understand why Mommy lives in a new house. So to ease the transitional period, I made him a Mommy Hug Bear. I got a stuffed bear from Toys R Us, made a little card with a picture of the two of us on it and then added the words â€œMommy Hug Bearâ€ over the picture. Under the picture, I put â€œWhen you need a Mommy hug, just pick this up and squeeze.â€ He sleeps with it every night.
Iâ€™m ready to move on with my life. Iâ€™m ready to start down a new path. Iâ€™m a happier person because of it.