Sunday, March 14, 2010
Oh forgot this too--
Breaking The Covenants, the maiden novel in the Vampire Covenants series I'm co-writing with Rob Grahqwam is now at 32nd on the Fictionwise Bestseller list for Dark Fantasy! We're catching up with books by Charlain Harris and Stacia Kana so I'm totally excited!
Right now, Aspen Mountain Press' top two bestsellers at Mobipocket are BOTH my books! Mythos 1: Bride of Death tops all other AMP books while The Asphodel Cycle 4: Apostle of Asphodel is in second place. So yeah--I'm having a GREAT week in sales. Thanks to all of you for that!
It never fails that on a day when you have way too much to do, your body suddenly sits up, screams, "Hell, no! I'm not doing squat!" and provides you with the fabulously entertaining afternoon of trying to explain to the rest of the world why you're not getting done what you need to be getting done.
For example...and don't be so modest. You knew it was coming.
For example--I have two of my own books in edits right now. Both Covenants 2: Warding the Covenants and Mythos 2: Daughter of the Sea are with two entirely different editors.I am also editing two--no, three!--manuscripts for three entirely different writers. Plus, I am writing three...no, four contracted works at the moment and really busting my ass to get Mythos 3: Beloved of a Mortal in shape which means, naturally, that the muse wants to work on any. story. but. that. one. The kids are coming home next weekend for our wedding anniversary, which means I need to get the house in order and the guest room de-catted. Then I'm sending the girls with their girls to go get Easter portraits made for all the grandparents and great grandparents. Then I'm still waiting on my promotional document stands to get here for the RT convention; they have to go in the closet by the sports bottles I got last week. Plus I need to make all my promotional gear for RT--business cards, postcards, bookmarks, cover flats, CDs and covers, table decorations, gift baskets and so forth--NOT TO MENTION the costumes for the two costumed events and work on my pitch and get my other agent-ready manuscripts finalized and start promotion for the nest Mythos book and the next Covenants book AND I have to do review submissions for AMP AND work on royalties AND wade through the slush pile for Aurora Regency and start to whittle it down to viable submissions AND I'd intended to do so much of this this week, starting today, so I sat down for a minute to eat a roll and watch my new favorite and only non-TIVOed television show (Undercover Boss on CBS at 9 pm EST on Sundays--the only show my husband and I both like and watch together so it's our weekly date) and as I bit into the roll--a soft yeast roll, because I love them--something strange happened and...and...
The tooth I was going to have a root canal on the week after this snapped off at the jawline.
The WHOLE tooth, save for a few purgatorial spears of bone, came out in my hand when I spit the strange hard object from my mouth.
First off, I'd just like to point out that considering how much I'm paying for dental care, this really annoys me.
Second, a big I TOLD YOU SO!!! to my dentist who insisted last month that the tooth would make it five more weeks until the root canal. No, Doc--sorry. It didn't. And I wasn't chewing ice. I was eating a soft yeast roll.
And, naturally, my third thought was OUCH!
Owowowowowowowowowowow--man does that hurt! So, despite the hectic schedule this week and the work that is piling up faster than bonbons on a conveyor belt when Lucy is manning the line, everything comes to a screeching halt while I try to coordinate enough time--not only on my schedule but the dentist's--to get this little problem corrected all the time not looking in the mirror at my homage de la Alvin and the Chipmunks facial swelling and seeing double anyway.
All that spring forward crap? I sprang forward--and it looks like I sprang right into a brick wall.
Oh, by the way--I'll blog more about this tomorrow BUT be sure you head to my friend Gini Koch's website on Wednesday, March 24. She's interviewed me for her site and you might find it funny. Gini's sci fi novel Touched by an Alien is about to be released by DAW books and is available for pre-order at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
Gini is one of the most prolific writers I know. She writes faster than I do, and that's some trick. She's also a hell of a damn good writer with sharp characters and completely amazing world building skills. I don't say this about many writers so you know I'm telling it like it is. Hop on over to her website and check it out. You'll enjoy it--I promise. Be sure you take a look at Touched by an Alien too. I've already pre-ordered my copy and you won't regret picking yours up too. I guarantee you--she's a future Hugo winner! I have faith in her.