I have been so bad lately about blogging. There’s been lots going on.
The biggest news is, the first two Project Justice books made the finals of the Rita competition! The call took me completely by surprise, as I’d forgotten what day the notifications were going out. I tried to be calm but I’m afraid I shrieked a bit.
Once Rob scraped me off the ceiling, I had a new set of problems. They gave me a deadline for providing five more copies of my books and an author photo. I am completely out of my first book. I’ve never done that before, but this book has always been in short supply. I wasn’t able to order an extra box even when they were new. So now I am reduced to ordering used copies from Amazon, one at a time, and hoping they show up in time that I can send them.
And the photo … oh, dear God. I haven’t had a proper portrait done in years. I have a couple of semi-flattering snapshots I’ve been using for guest blogs, facebook, whatever, but this picture will be blown up to about twenty feet wide on a screen in a huge ballroom, and a snapshot won’t do. So I bit the bullet and found a professional photographer. He was all the way out in Venice, but I really liked his portfolio and he was reasonable. I should bet the proofs soon, and he said he can turn around the final image pretty quickly. I also forked over the dough to have my hair and make-up professionally done. If I don’t win the award, at least I got a new picture!
Tomorrow is April 1, the first day of Script Frenzy. Script Frenzy is like NaNoWriMo, except that instead of writing a novel in a month, you write a screenplay. I haven’t written a script in a long time so this will be good for me. I am taking one of my failed novels and seeing if the story will work better as a movie.
And finally, I am STILL painting my office. I’m on the second coat of enamel for the woodwork; can’t wait until it’s finished! Once I can move all my junk back into one place, instead of having it spread all over the house, I will be so much … I was going to say happier, but I’m happy. More at ease, maybe.
That is pretty much my life. It’s raining (almost always a happy thing in Southern California) so I think I’ll head for bed with a good book.