Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday Mania

Well hello! It's Monday! I think! I'm delusional with lack of sleep! And I can't stop using exclamation marks!

Seriously, though, I hope everyone had a great week and a lovely weekend. In the Big Smoke, the buildings are gilded in snow, making the city seem almost magical... although I could be hallucinating. Either way, it's lovely to have a little snow, even if it is temporary. Cross your fingers it doesn't impede the travels of Mama and Papa TR, who will be winging their way across the Atlantic to meet their grandson later this week.

I must apologise that I've yet to make my blog rounds! I miss you all and can't wait to see what you've been up to, but truthfully the ability to grab a shower and maybe some shut-eye is a little higher on my priority list right now. Hopefully I'll be able to catch up soon.

In other news, I'm pleased to report my novel The Pollyanna Plan has now spent almost a month in the top 100 on -- yay! Huge thanks to everyone who has bought a copy. And over on the Writer's Guide to ePublishing recently, I wrote about how I used a promotional novella to drive sales of my novel. Pop by if you're interested!

And just 'coz I'm feeling a lotta baby love right now (Lobster Baby non-withstanding), here's a photo of Baby TR from a recent photo shoot we did.

Have a great week, everyone!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Survival... and Other Goals for 2013

Happy Monday, all! Here in London, we awoke to a light dusting of snow, cuing the inevitable transport chaos and pandemonium. I hope you all have had a wonderful start to the new year.

With the new addition to my life making a surprise appearance, I didn't have time to do my usual reflection on 2012 and my goals for 2013. Suffice it to say, my goal for the next couple months is survival. Baby TR is a delight, except when he turns red and morphs into his evil twin, Lobster Baby, several times each day. Luckily the black hole of sleep deprivation I've entered into is providing some kind of altered state where even high-pitched baby whinnies seems to come from another place.

As for writing goals, this year I hope to write the third in the Serenity Holland series, Marriage to Measure, as well as complete another novella in time for Christmas. We'll see how that goes. I'm hoping once life settles into some kind of routine, grabbing a few hours of writing time will be possible.

Until then, I'll be posting once a week with guest posts here and there. I'll try to make it around to as many blogs as I can, Lobster Baby allowing!

Have a great week, everyone.