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Haven’t blogged in a while, but I have a couple of things to talk about this week.

First, big book giveaway! I’ve teamed up with six other Harlequin Authors. Together, we’re giving away SEVEN packs of SEVEN autographed books. We’re doing this on Facebook, and it’s super easy to enter for the drawing. Here is the link to the contest page: http://www.facebook.com/kara.lennox/app_455995934413715

Second: Do you need an agent? How do you find the right agent? What can agents do for your career? These questions and more will be addressed in the online workshop “All About Agents,” I’m teaching at Savvy Authors,  Class starts June 11! Here’s the link:http://www.savvyauthors.com/vb/showevent.php?eventid=885

Other writing news: I just turned in a new proposal to my Superromance editor for three more Project Justice books. Fingers crossed!

So what else is going on?

I’ve revived my acting career. I got a little part in an industrial film shot by Sony (an in-house marketing kind of thing) and I had so much fun! My actress friend Marie said if I want to do more, I should sign up at Actors Access. So I did, and I’ve been submitting myself for all kinds of roles. And, OMG, I got one! I get to play “Sleeping Wardrobe Woman” in a low-budget feature film.

On the home front, I had a contractor out to look at our back porch (which basically doesn’t exist) and give us a quote for building a new one. I really, really want a porch. It’s going to be expensive because we have to match the houses’s historic details. But I’m hoping we can do it in phases. I’m supposed to get a quote this week.

In the garden, we’re harvesting raspberries, strawberries and cherry tomatoes almost every day. I’m afraid the other tomato plants are something of a disappointment. I don’t know why, but they aren’t making tomatoes. Last year we had tons! Only the cherry tomato plan seems to be happy. But I did harvest our first yellow squash, and we have loads more coming. Can’t wait to eat it tonight!

And, finally, I dusted off my metal detector and went over the whole front yard, while it’s still mostly soft dirt. I found a Ziploc bag of what I thought, at first, was silver coins. But it tuned out to be some miscellaneous chrome hardware, parts of a chair or something. ::sigh:: I also found 4 pennies. Then I went to the beach, where I found a number of quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies, nothing old.

As you can see, I have way too many interests and hobbies. I wish I could clone myself. Lately I’ve been neglecting my Etsy stores. Haven’t done much in the way of art, and I have stacks of vintage items sitting around waiting to be cleaned up, photographed and listed for sale. (Got an antique silver plate water pitcher for $1 the other day!). But only so many hours in a day.

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I made it!

Took me all day, and I wrote about 9,000 words today, but I did it!  I finished NaNoWriMo.  The book is far from finished, and it’s a fricking disaster, but it’s 50,000 words long (and counting).

Here’s my pretty badge!

I haven’t checked in in a while; just got back from a trip to northern California to visit Rob’s sister for Thanksgiving.  His mom, stepdad, all his sibs and various relatives and spouses were there, so it was a fun time.  I saw four new birds (California quail, dark-eyed junco, golden crowned sparrow and brown towhee).  Rob’s sister has some pretty, fat chickens too.  I will post pictures if I get around to it.

This month is going to be crazy!  I have so much to catch up on, after tossing everything aside to work on NaNoWriMo.  So glad it’s OVER.

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Kara at the home office in her old house, before the move to California.

Do you dream of working at home every day, sitting at your computer in your sweats communing with your muse? It’s not an impossible dream no matter what your situation. With some careful planning and a lot of self-discipline, you, too, can look forward to Monday morning as a stay-at-home writer–even if you haven’t yet sold your first book.

I’m teaching an online workshop”Yes,  You Can Quit Your Day Job,”  for the Red River Romance Writers, starting Mon., Sept. 6 through Sun., Sept. 19, all about how to achieve your dream of becoming a full-time stay-at-home writer.   In this workshop, we’ll discuss making the transition to self-employment while addressing all financial obligations and family/societal expectations.

The class is conducted via e-mail through a Yahoo Group.

The cost is $15 for RRRW members, and $20 for non-members.

To enroll —
(1) send payment through PayPal to treasurer@redriverromancewriters.com
and
(2) send an email to treasurer@redriverromancewriters.com with your name, email address to be used for the class, PayPal receipt number, and month and name of workshop.

Or send a check and registration information to:

RRRW
P. O. Box 4822
Wichita Falls, TX 76308

There’s still time to join!  I’m looking forward to a fun class.

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