Well, we’re getting close to the end of the year, and I thought I would let you all know what I’m up to.
I’m up to absolutely nothing.
Okay, good night, New York!
Okay, okay, so I might have one or two things going on. I’m working on the next Lizzie story, Death Vetoes the Chairman. We will be doing a cover reveal on December 24th, so keep your eyes out for that. After I finish this story, then I will get back to work on the next Cam Shaw story, Who Killed the Ghost Writer?. I am getting plenty of questions about Grandma Alma and Walt; people want to know what happened to them. Well, I already know, mainly because I already wrote that chapter as soon as I finished writing Who Killed the Ghost in the Library?. No, I’m not telling you, and no, I can’t be bribed (not even with M&Ms!). There are a couple of people that know, but they aren’t telling, either (mainly because I have them tied up and gagged somewhere so they can’t tell anyone).
I’m also toying with an idea for a new series, one that will be TOTALLY different from Cam and Lizzie. It’s still in the planning stages, so there aren’t a lot of details I can tell you. As soon as I have something more definitive, I will tell you, I promise.
I’ve been doing Promote an Author Tuesdays and Book Review Thursdays for a couple of months now. Do you like these new features? Is there something you wish I was doing that I’m not doing? Are there things you want me to ask our featured authors? Feedback would be greatly appreciated, so let me know! I’m doing these for you, so it’s important to me that I make sure I’m giving you what you want. 🙂
It’s almost Christmas, and I hope that you all have a Merry Christmas! I’ll be going to Missouri to spend time with my parents and my son. We always go to Christmas Eve service, and sometimes we drive around and look at all the Christmas lights afterwards. Mostly, we just spend a lot of time together, since I don’t get up there that often. Christmas morning, either James or I will play Santa, and pass out the gifts. I believe it’s my turn this year. After lunch, we drive out to the Manor to see my grandmother. It’s a quiet day filled with plenty of laughter and love. I hope that your day is just as special with your family.
I want to take a moment and thank a few people who have been very supportive this year. Kristi, you’ve been with me from the beginning. The editing notes you send me always crack me up. Thank you so much for your friendship and the laughs. Jamie, you’ve been there from the start as well. Thank you so much for the creative cover art, the formatting and uploading that you do for me. Let’s face it, if it weren’t for you, my books would never see the light of day! My parents, who have stood behind me and delivered a few swift kicks to the behind when I’ve need them (which is almost a daily thing). The words of wisdom, the encouragement, and the love mean more to me than anything else in the world. Love you both very much! James, my head assistant: thank you for listening to all my goofy, crazy story ideas, and throwing in a few suggestions of your own. All the explosions, car wrecks, vehicles through a house are because of him. Never give up on your dreams, my son, no matter how old you get. I’m proof of that. Love you to the moon and back, to infinity and beyond, forever and ever. My husband, who has had to listen to a lot of my goofy story ideas now that James has moved out. You may not always hear what I say, but your support and your love is unwavering, and for this, I am truly grateful. Happy 12th anniversary, sweetie! And last, but by no means least, Stacy, my right hand lady, without whom nothing on my blog would be posted (because I totally screw up every link and picture I try to post). Thank you so much for putting up with my grouchiness, my mood swings, my totally insane story ideas, and for being a great friend. I wouldn’t have accomplished as much as I have the last few months if it weren’t for you. You are AWESOME, and I am so grateful to have you in my life.
Okay, that’s it. Well, I could go on…I could grouse about the fact that my husband’s Cowboys might make the playoffs, while my Redskins are totally dysfunctional. Okay, I should really stop now, because this is headed for dangerous territory here.
Thank you all so much for all the love you have shown for Lizzie and Cam this year! You guys ROCK!