Did You Miss Me or Did You Not Notice I Was Missing? ;)

My Mom used to say, “When a guy’s sick he don’t feel good.”

She would say it in the cutest voice. She would say it to any of us who weren’t feeling well, as she sweetly wiped our hair away from our brow and administered her one of a kind healing powers. Chicken soup, hot tea with honey and a kiss on the forehead later and you were on your way to dreamland.

Yeah, this weekend was nothing like that at all.

I’ve had a cold for a couple of weeks that I caught from my oldest granddaughter. She’s a sharer that one is and quite effectively spread it throughout the immediate family with great ease. The problem is, I’ve had pneumonia and pleurisy twice in recent years and as a result, I’m easily susceptible to it every time I catch a chest cold. The worst of it all is feeling sluggish and very uninspired. I saw the doctor this afternoon and am now taking antibiotics so I will hopefully be on the mend very soon. The lack of sleep however has been the hardest part of this to overcome. I also didn’t have health insurance for over a year so being sick has been more than a challenge, it’s been dangerous.

However, this potpourri of information post (shall we call it) isn’t going to dwell on negative thoughts. I did manage to outline the third book in the FIREFLIES series this weekend. I had to giggle when someone already asked me what the title was. I never know what my book title will be until I’m at least half way in and considering I’m only half way through the first chapter, I haven’t the vaguest idea what it will be named.

But wait there’s more!

If you haven’t purchased and downloaded a copy of FIREFLIES yet, starting August 18th through August 25th, you’ll be able to get your digital copy for ONLY $.99!!!

I’ll be heavily marketing this as I’m hoping this wonderful sale will finally begin to move some copies and gain the book some more reviews. Although this third installment in the series is a ways off yet, this sale will also hopefully generate more interest in HOPE FROM THE OCEAN as well and I’ll be able to find more readers who will be waiting when this third book in the series launches in early 2015.

Next, my PubSlush campaign is moving along well and if I can get my cover and rewards in place in time, it will begin September 1st. This campaign is to assist me with raising funds and awareness of my other novel, THE BLUE DIAMOND – THE RAZOR’S EDGE. I had originally called this THE BLUE DIAMOND – AN  IVORY RAZOR ADVENTURE but after an e-mail my aunt sent out last week, where she incorrectly named the book, I liked the name she used better! After some thought, I changed it because the whole series of books I plan to write for these characters will be Ivory Razor Adventures so this title just rang truer in the grand scheme of things.

All of this book writing and book marketing and finding readers is a huge challenge. It is not however a challenge I would trade for the world. I’m an author and I love writing. The rest is just part of the journey. I have been blessed with tools, a wonderful network of helpful people, a dedicated publisher and a new editor who I’m thoroughly enjoying working with. That in and of itself is a BLESSING!

Here’s to good health! May you all find it, keep it and cherish it. I’m working on it and I’ll try not to stay away so long next time.

Have a wonderful night!

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