Most of my energy has been spent helping my friends with their various businesses. There is Pure Romance by Andrea. I love the products. They have wonderful bath and body stuff, including my two favorites, Body Dew and Basic Instinct. The Body Dew is an after shower spray that makes your skin wonderfulyl soft and the Basic Instinct is a roll on smelly good that makes your smell good. It pheromone based, so you smell differently based on where you are in your cycle. Link at the bottom.
Then there is Flying Snails Treasures by Nicole. Chainmaille. Seriously. How freaking cool is chainmaille? She makes all sorts of stuff. I have a collection of earrings, a couple of bracelets, and a bag. She makes everything custom, so you choose the style and colors. Check out her etsy store or her Facebook page. Link at the bottom as well.
We can't forget First Book. That the non-profit I am volunteering time with right now. It is a really awesome concept. They work really hard to bring new, age appropriate books to low income areas. They have various events and book drives going on, so check them out. You should know where the links are by now.
The biggest thing that has been consuming my time is now infamously known as the Secret Project of Doom. Two friends of mine in Writer's Group up and decided to start a publishing company. I some how managed to get roped into it. They were talking about specifics and I just happened to mention that I wanted to write a children's series about dogs and that I had experience with Customer Service and offered to help if they needed it. The next thing I know, I am Head of Customer Service, or Chief Minion, and I have a submission date for my first book. Wait.....whaaaat? So, yeah, I officially signed my contract with Golden Fleece Press and my dreams of having my Adventure of Abby books published are starting to become a reality. I don't know if I am excited or scared out of my mind. I did have a moment of total abject terror not too long ago, when I realized that I have no idea how to write a book for kids. Seriously. Everything I have ever written has been adult fiction. I sent a text to my editor, basically freaking out. I don't have children and my youngest siblings are in high school and middle school. I don't know what small children like to read. I was an advanced reader. No clue. Thankfully, Jules is awesome. We met at the local Barnes and Noble and did some research. I hae a better understanding of what I need to write, how to change the language, and how to, hopefully, keep attention spans on the story. Still, a bit daunting. I'm doing camp NaNo this year. I'm using the time to crank out my books. Do I really need to repeat where the links are?
So, all and all, busy busy busy. If you are looking to submit something, check out our website for our submission guidelines. Or just check out our website just to check it out. It is pretty cool. Also, we have a blog. Read it. The bosses have worked hard on it. Find us on Twitter and Facebook as well.
Goals. Oh yeah. I forgot about those.
1. Continue being an awesome Minion.
2. Write all six Abby books this month. I'm talking about first drafts.
3. Work on one of my unfinished adult novels.
That is about it from me for now. On to the links!
Golden Fleece Press: