I posted that post on Christmas Eve, but it looks like it didn’t actually go live until this afternoon… Sorry about that…
Anyway, we had a wonderful, if exhausting holiday. I was glad to be able to sleep in this morning. This morning I’ve been busy. I got things all cleaned up from guests and new toys, and I’ve had time to get things set up.
Now I have to get back to work. I’m about half way though this rewrite. I need to finish it and maybe start all over again! Hopefully I’ll have news about my next release before too long.
How was your holidays? Did you get what you wanted or get to spend it with family?
I haven’t gotten much done lately. I’ve been busy getting holiday stuff taken care of. Shopping, wrapping, food, running here and there, and last minute knitting. It all seems to pile up. I think it’s partly because in my mind it’s not cold enough here for it to be Christmas yet. So it feel like it sneaks up on me every year. I hate the feeling but there’s nothing I can do to change it.
Tonight my family is going to go see some extended family, and have homemade tamales for Christmas Eve dinner. Tomorrow, after we’ve done the present thing, I’ll get up and cook a big meal for us all. I love doing it, and I actually missed not doing it last year.
Spider Woman’s Daughter ~ Anne Hillerman
Bernie Manuelito, Navajo Police Officer and wife to officer Jim Chee witnesses a shooting, not of just anyone but to Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn. A man who ‘s been like an Uncle to both her and her husband. She swears to catch the person responsible, and intends to keep her word, but she’s taken off the case and has family responsibilities she must deal with. How can she solve Leaphorn’s shooting while still dealing with her mother and sister?
My ranking? 3 howls.
I liked the extension of her father’s stories, but it wasn’t perfect. There was a lot of unnecessary geographical details that I would have skipped (and I give more than a lot of authors…) I liked the back and forth between Bernie and Chee (even though there was a lot of head hopping, with no obvious marking that you were switching). It was a good story, but could use improvement.
Lost in the Nowhere by Christine Howard
I loved this book. While it’s not in the same category as most of the things I read, I really enjoyed it. It pulled me in and kept my interest late in the night. I quickly fell in love with the characters and wanted to find out what happened to them.
Check it out on Amazon
I know, it made me giggle too.
You know you’ve been waiting for it. Go and get it now.. wherever you buy your ebooks… Amazon, iTunes, B&N, Kobo, Scribd, Oyster, just go look for it.
If you haven’t read the other’s yet, start with Change and go from there.
Here’s your chance. The first chapter of Live is up! Go check it out now LIVE Excerpt.
I’ve cleared 2500 words for today, and I broke the 25k mark yesterday. I’m doing well. I should be able to take off a few days when I’ve just got too much stuff going on to write, without problem.
How’s your NaNo going?