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?
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.