4 Incredibly Important Orders of Business.

Orders of business, lovelies!!!

1. The Good Deed Giveaway.

You guys. I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed reading the giveaway entries. They brightened my day…for several days, actually. It’s amazing the many shapes good deeds can take.

I have consulted the gods of the random number generator, and the winner is Zoe of Zoe’s Book Reviews. Congrats, Zoe! And please email me your mailing address at vschwab at comcast dot net.

2. Shenanigans.

I spent the last few days in Ohio! I am not from, nor do I usually occupy that state. I took a surprise trip up to see Leah Clifford, Scott Tracey, the Ohio book club, and the ever-charming Lisa and Laura Roecker. This is my second time flying up there since early fall! I must really like them* 😉

You can find out more about the shenanigans HERE. But I will add that there was much consumption of baked goods and music and pizza and general fabulousness (on their parts of course, not mine).

*Fun fact: The last time I flew up, I was JUST about to start the book I have mentioned on here only as “the book” because I can’t tell you more yet. I finished that same book and have been polishing with my agent, and that stage of book-making actually finished the day I flew up. It felt right. Very bookend-y.

3. Holy Crap I Am Seriously Going to England (and think I shouldn’t capitalize “am” but not sure right now).

I just realized that, in two months exactly, I will fly to England. (O_O).

So much is going to happen before I leave, since February 2nd is the SIX MONTH MARK for The Near Witch, and starting then I have a crap ton of epic things planned. I promise. The epic. It might astound. Or at least please. Starting February 2nd and continuing on to August 2nd (CAN YOU FEEL THE FLAIL OF JOY?) I will be hosting giveaways, putting up more teaser vlogs like THIS ONE, bribing you with swag, etc. etc. etc.

4. On Realistic Goals…

I apparently don’t make them. I have this TERRIFYING TBR pile right now, with everything from BLOOD MAGIC and CLARITY to 12TH GRADE KILLS and CLOCKWORK ANGEL and THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE and about 23 others. My goal is to get my TBR pile conquered before the UK trip. But then again my goal is also to fully plot a new project, finish my Christmas shopping, clean up the heinousness that is my room, and get my life in order before the UK trip. We’ll see how much of that happens…

5. In Summation.

Winner = Zoe.
Ohio Trip = Win.
February On = Epic Fun.
Realistic Goals = Overrated.

And lastly, comments = love.

The holiday is about giving, so leave me a note, say hello, tell me what is going on in YOUR lives, because I find that far more interesting than what’s going on in mine, share what you want this holiday, etc. etc. etc.

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22 thoughts on “4 Incredibly Important Orders of Business.

  1. Leigh says:

    OMG ENGLAND OMG! You’re going to have SO MUCH FUN! And realistic goals are TOTALLY overrated. Now pardon me while I fold laundry, bake cookies, sort mail, and revise my MS. At the same time. (Which means that NONE of these things will be completed.) 😉

  2. Liz says:

    Yay! Cool! WOOT! Plllllbbbbbt!

    I took December off b/c of finals and also because I can’t get anything done with the constant distractions of Christmas. Aim low and you’ll always succeed–that’s my definition of a “realistic” goal for December.

    • veschwab says:

      Soooo happy finals are over here, too. So distracting. And I appreciate the “aim low and succeed” strategy, even if I seem for some reason incapable!!

      • Liz says:

        It’s not a strategy for life, mind you, only for December. Because December is stressful enough without having to be productive during it.

      • veschwab says:

        Mhmm. I totally agree. No one should be expected to do anything in December. Except agents and editors :p

  3. Amanda J. says:

    Hey! The only thing I have to say right now (after just getting out of bed) is that you’re super awesome. 🙂

    Also, I can’t wait to read The Near Witch. Happy Holidays!

  4. Leah Clifford says:

    Dude, SO much fun having you here! I’m totally going to try to crash your life in England 🙂

  5. Deserae McGlothen says:

    I love you and your word choice. I should compose a dictionary for words such as “bookend-y.” 😉 Love, love, love that you’re off to England— envy is seeping out of my pores and into this message, I’m afraid. But I think I can pardon you IF you keep us posted on all the shenanigans you get yourself into whilst there. Can you do that for those of us left in the cities of Am-uhr-ica? I’ll be forever grateful. 🙂

  6. Michelle says:

    Oh! When you come to England – are you book signing in specific places? If you’re anywhere within a reasonable distance I might have to find an excuse to gatecrash and visit 😉

    • veschwab says:

      Well, I’ll actually be in England BEFORE The Near Witch hits stores, so no signings, but we can always try to schedule a coffee/tea date.

  7. Lydia Sharp says:

    Hahaha! I love the summation.

    I’m seriously considering an internet lockdown for the next two weeks because my 2010 reading pile is almost as monstrous as my dirty laundry pile. #scary

    (yet I can’t even make a blog comment without using a twitter hashtag so the chances of that actually happening without me getting an unsightly twitch are pretty much nil)

  8. Kristina says:

    Happy Holidays! Good luck with your TBR, mine will never get smaller because I just keep adding to it.

  9. Elizabeth says:

    Yeah every time I think I’m making head way on my tbr pile I realize that 3 more books have added themselves to the group.
    England will be so awesome and I love that Feb 2 is your six month mark for Near Witch cause it’s my bday!

    That’s awesome that Ohio was bookended for the special secret book!

    • veschwab says:

      Exactly! I always manage to justify the purchasing of new books, often SEVERAL new books, as soon as I finish ONE old book.

      And hooray for the alignment of milestones!! We shall have to celebrate accordingly.

      And Ohio is just full of the kismet.

  10. Nadine says:

    I’m so jealous you’re going to be in the UK for 4 months! I’ve been trying to get over there the last few years to visit family but haven’t been able to yet. Have a wonderful time!

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