Monday Mayhem – Give it away, give it away, give it away now!

Are you on my mailing list? If so, you know I’ve done nothing but give it away this past week. I celebrated Julie Evelyn Joyce’s book, STEEPED IN LOVE, being named to the short list of finalists for the Kobo Emerging Authors prize by giving away a few copies of Steeped. Then, I celebrated those fabulous readers who actually open, read, and interact with my newsletter with a special Amazon gift card giveaway just for them!

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In other news…

I’m still hitting the gym. I don’t like it, but I’m doing it. Anythng to avoid writing, you know…

Okay, I’m not really avoiding it. I’m….circling it. I’m in the homestretch of drafting LOVE RENOVATION, and this is a tricky time. I know where it needs to go. I know what I need to change in the front 2/3 of the book. I know all of the work that needs to be done before I can call it done, and that is just…paralyzing.

So I am chipping away at it little by little. Because a little is more than zero, right?

*nods*

My herb garden is struggling. We’ve had a cool, wet spring so far. Very unusual for us. We usually skip spring and plunge into the summer sauna, so I don’t want to complain too much, but my pal, Basil, isn’t liking it. My Roma tomatoes are scrawny and shivering. Oh, and some insect is eating my pepper plants. *scowls* I hope they get heartburn.

On the other hand, the flowers are loving it. The irises were spectacular, as was the clematis. And just look at the Mr. Lincoln and Knockout roses!

Mr. Lincoln rose
Knockout rose

Tell me, what’s blooming in your neck of the woods these days?

3 Replies to “Monday Mayhem – Give it away, give it away, give it away now!”

  1. I’m totally belting out the title of your email. 😀 Thanks for all the pimpage as of late! It’s rather chilly here, too, but I’m sure that doesn’t surprise you. My first game of the beach volleyball season kicks off tonight. I think I’ll need to wear fleece pants and socks in the sand so my feet don’t freeze!

    Keep going, Mags! Get that book done! You can do it!

  2. One of our peonies is blooming and the others aren’t too far behind. The lillies are sending up major stems and they all have the buds. It’s going to be spectacular.

  3. The lilacs are blooming and my crabapple tree is trying. It’s just so wet and cold and gloomy. I know I’ll be complaining about the heat soon enough, but right now I’m so tired of wearing the same old winter clothes over and over because it’s just not warm enough to dig into the spring/summer side of the wardrobe. Good luck shaking the paralysis – I know that’s no fun. Maybe summer will come along and melt that away for you, too.
    Pulling hard for “Steeped in Love” to win!!!

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