For REAL this time…

I sent my final read through to my editor. No, really. I swear. It’s the truth! D: I read through one last time to make sure there were no missing words and whatnot, and I’m glad I did. So it is now back in her capable hands, and I can rest easy for the next part.

The weather was fairly nice all weekend until today. It’s been pouring all day and I worked at my second (or is it third…?) job. It wasn’t bad, though. Even though it was rainy outside it was warm and cozy inside, with the lighting just right to make it charmingly cheerful. And the customers are pretty awesome, too. They always make things interesting.

Like! I learned something new today from a customer who collects these things. I know about tea cups. I enjoy them, to be honest. They’re pretty and it’s fun to sip tea out of them. They’re also very different, and I’ve always wanted a nice collection. Well the woman today explained to me what the larger plated tea sets are called. They’re “snack sets.” They have a space on the plate for the cup, like a traditional saucer, but they also are larger one once side so you can put cookies or small foods and such. How cool!

I would love to have a tea party one day with snack sets.

Maybe I’ll buy one next time I work…and take a picture for you all!

Time for an update!

I haven’t logged in for quite some time, so I figure I should do an update!

On the book!: Andy Squared has been back in my hands for some time for another round of editing. It is due back to my editor soon, so I am happy that I get my April vacation to really crack down on tying up the last few strings.

You can now find Andy Squared on the Amazon website! It is available for preorder there. I was so excited to type in the name of the book and watch it pop up! It already has four likes and this time. Can we add more? 🙂 Check it out!

I also now have an author profile on Goodreads. They switched it over today because… Andy Squared is also on Goodreads now! You can check out my profile or take a look at the book and add it to your to-read pile!

On life!: I am a coach for Odyssey of the Mind and I am proud to say that my team took second place in the state finals for their problem and division, and we will be going to Iowa in May for the World Finals! I’m so excited and VERY proud of them! They worked so hard for it, and they’re working even harder now preparing for the big trip! GO TEAM!

Blogging at the BSB Blog

On January 12th I was honored to post my first blog at the Bold Strokes Books author blog. It was such a great experience! Though I don’t have a book out yet, it was fun to see what readers and other authors thought about the blog. I chose to share my entry about bullying because it’s such an important topic for me.

I’ve been hard at work editing this three-day weekend. I had a breakthrough today and I think it’s going well. Tomorrow I have some more work to do, but it’s late, a  new episode of Finding Bigfoot is on, and I have a 1939 edition of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens to read.

I haven’t read this book since my freshman year in high school, which was quite awhile ago. I challenged a friend to a read off, because she’s tried reading it since then but failed. So we’ll go through this journey together! If you’re wondering why this book of all the Dickens I could choose to read, it’s because lately I’ve thought a lot about Ms. Havisham. Why? Beats me! She just popped into my mind one day and won’t let go. Report on how my view of the novel has changed since that first reading will be up when I finish.

Brief news update

Hello everyone! Welcome to my website/blog! I am very excited to have one to keep in touch with readers and friends. I wanted to post a little something here, just to keep the site updated, but I can’t give to much information just yet. Trust me, as soon as I am able to, I will be spewing information all over the page!

In college I started a novel I called “Andy Squared,” and though it gave me trouble at first, I loved the characters and the story. I completed it a few years ago and have been working on edits since then. For awhile it was on the site inkpop and achieve the high rank of – if I recall correctly – 51. A year later, it was still in the top 100 and stuck at 73. I was so pleased with it. I received many positive comments, but most important to me were all the messages left by those who liked and were touched by the story. Those were my favorite. And though Andy is off the inkpop site, I did save all the comments.

Soon, very soon, I will be able to give you more information on Andy.