Books and Chocolate

I knew when I woke up and saw that it was once again gray and muggy outside that it was going to be a bad day.  My beautiful, sunny, warm weather had abandoned me and I fully intended to take it out on the world by making everyone around me miserable.  I mustered up the worst attitude I could, went into work at my day job with a scowl on my face, and waited for someone to say or do something that would give me the opportunity to make their day a little worse.  

However, as it turns out, today hasn’t been a bad day at all.  It’s actually been a really great day!  I mean yeah, the weather is still gross and I miss the sunshine, but I hear a lot of good music today on the radio (“My Girl” anyone?), I ran into one of my best friends at the supermarket and we shopped together, we both bought ourselves enormous boxes of Russell Stover’s Valentine’s Chocolates (on sale!), Cemetery Tours is still selling, and I received my copy of Seance, the book that I reviewed for my author friend over in the UK.  

I guess God or the fates or the universe just wasn’t in the mood to deal with me being a brat.  So they sent me friends and books and chocolates!  Seriously, do I really need anything else in life?  


So delicious… and they’re all DARK chocolate! The best!


Yay books!

I’m always so excited to get books by fellow indie authors.  I’m in the process of setting up my office, but when I do, I want to have an entire bookshelf dedicated to works by indies.  It is so, so, so important to support each other.  The publishing world is changing, but we’ve still got a long way to go.

I’m getting very close to finishing the sequel to Cemetery Tours.  When I was writing the first one, the last few chapters were the easiest to write.  For some reason, with this one, I’m still trying to figure out just how to make everything fall into place the way it needs to.  I’m sure I will, I just don’t know how much longer it will take.  Hopefully not too long, because I am super ready to get to publishing AND to get started writing something new!  

I hope you’re all well, and if you’re not, go eat some chocolate and read a good book.  I guarantee you’ll feel better.   


12 thoughts on “Books and Chocolate

  1. Chocolate makes everything better! I should know; I’ve had a poop day and suddenly my husband presents me with a Cadbury’s Creme Egg, and suddenly everything’s right with the world again! When the weather’s gloomy, it’s so easy to be led into a bad mood. I didn’t realise that I let the weather affect me, until your post, so thanks! 🙂

      • Well hopefully it’ll start being sunny for you soon. If I had a Harry Potter magic gift, I’d create a spell for a daily chocolate fountain 😀

      • Haha, I wish that had worked, that creme egg from earlier has really worn off now 😦
        It’s midnight with me and quite chilly. I kept going in the garden earlier to do a bit of tidying up as it’s been quite windy here, and every time I went out, it kept raining. Then as soon as I went in, bright sunshine! I gave up in the end lol

      • Haha! Isn’t that just the way it is?! It’s early evening here and I’m supposed to take a walk around the park with my friend and her puppy, but it’s getting so cold! We might have to make it a quick outing! Also, I’m indulging in even more chocolate as I write this. I’m sorry yours has run its course. 😦

      • I don’t mind, I snuck some chocolate ice cream in instead! Luckily I’m on holiday from work this week and can have a lie in.
        That’s so lovely though to be taking a walk around the park with your friend and her puppy, being able to be outdoors is such a gift. What kind of dog is it?

      • It is! I so love being outside. I can’t wait until spring and I can be outside all the time!
        And I feel so bad, but I really don’t know what he is! All I know is he is cute and his name is Lucas! I will ask her though. 🙂
        I hope you’re enjoying your holiday. I’m very jealous.

      • Spring is my favourite season! I love all of the new beginnings, the flowers just starting to poke through, the birds getting amorous and building nests… We have a pond in our garden and soon the frogs will be out, randomly mating all over the garden (though the squealing sound of a frog in a cat’s mouth is a summertime hazard here – we have 3 cats). Ah, I can’t wait either, I’m ready for it now!
        Lucas is such a cute name! Give him a pet from me 😀
        Don’t be jealous of my week off, I literally haven’t left the house. I work full time in retail admin, and I am my husband’s editor, publisher and publicist whenever I’m not in work and am awake (it’s a lot of hours!) I have taken the week off to concentrate on PR as we now have our 7 paperback books in a local bookshop, so I’m trying to organise interviews and advertising. Thank you for chatting to me about non-book things as I think I was starting to go a little stir-crazy! 😀

      • Oh my goodness, that sounds so cool! I wish we had a pond and a garden. We have cats also, but they’re both fat and lazy indoor cats who don’t even chase their toys, let alone anything living! I’m afraid we have ruined them for life.
        Lucas is a doll. And I found out that he is a border collie! Such a sweetheart.
        And that’s awesome! What do you all write? (Sorry, didn’t mean to bring up books again, haha!) I hope you are well and able to enjoy at least a little time to yourself. 🙂

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