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.
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.