Saturday, August 25, 2012

Saturday Six for August 25th

1. What a busy week! My son started preschool and it went wonderfully. He walked in like he owned the school at orientation, and then was very eager to return the first official day of school. It just so happened to be my day as teacher's helper (it's a co-op school and so I have to do that once a month), and so I could be there with him his first day. I was pleased he wasn't clingy nor did he protest when I played with other children. I was so proud of him. Isn't he adorable?

2. I rewrote the ending to my steampunk short story and did a bit of tweaking. I submitted it to REAL GIRLS DON'T RUST yesterday. I love the title for that anthology!

3. I received two books in the mail that I won as prizes. The first is from Cherie Reich. I picked Break Out by Nina Croft. I also won Demon Hunting in Dixie by Lexi George in another giveaway. Kensington Publishing sent a bunch of swag with it too! I love free books.

4. Even though I didn't get a chance to attend my local writers' group meeting last Saturday, I critiqued the submissions for it. That took up a little more time than I expected, but I consider critiquing an excellent exercise in improving your craft.

5. FEARLESS has had over 1200 downloads now. It definitely helped that it went free on Amazon for the Kindle. It makes my stomach flutter when I hear how much people love it. I need to get writing and put something new out there for you wonderful readers!

6. No plans for this weekend. Maybe we'll get to the pool one last time before it closes for the season. Next week will be another busy week. I'll have another first: my first parents' meeting at school. Eek!

Have an awesome weekend!

28 comments:

  1. So great that your son settled in to preschool so easily - I bet you feel much happier now you know he likes it!

    Congrats on all the downloads - that's amazing!

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    1. Thank you! It's a big relief, but I'll feel better if he does well this coming week without me in the classroom with him.

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  2. Great to hear your boy has settled into school so well, and is confident about it. :D

    Good luck with your submission to REAL GIRLS DON'T RUST. (I agree, great title).

    Whoa, those are some awesome download figures. Congratulations. :D

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    1. Thanks! I hope his confidence remains when I'm not in the classroom with him.

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  3. Aww he is adorable my son was exactly the same when he started preschool and then proper school. Oh fearless, I keep watching it getting closer and closer on my reading list and am getting very excited about reading it :)

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  4. Christine- I am SO happy that the first day of pre-school went so well for you and your son! And OMG, he is so stinking cute with those glasses! He is absolutely adorable.

    I think you nailed it with "Real Girls Don't Rust" for a steampunk title. It fits perfectly.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend- whatever you decide to do.

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    1. Hehehe, thanks! Is it silly that I just stare at his photos and sigh with how gorgeous he is?!

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  5. All good things! Your son sounds like he's going to tackle life head-on. Glad you had so many downloads. Fearless is awesome.

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  6. sooooo cute!
    i taught at my sons preschool for a bit to help them out. those little ones are adorable & full of hugs!

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    1. It was fun as a teacher's helper. Everyone tells me I should've been a teacher since I'm great with kids, but I don't know if I could do it every day. I'm way too much of a hermit!

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  7. Congrats on the downloads! It sounds like you had a great week. Happy weekend! :)

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  8. That's a lot of downloads. Sounds like your little one is confident and ready to go take on the world.

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    1. I hope he is! I can't wait to see what next week brings.

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  9. Oh, but your son is adorable!!! I taught school so really smiled when he walked right in. And, BTW, applause for you for doing so much to prepare him.

    Congrats on all the good things happening in your life.

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    1. Thank you! I have great respect for teachers. I love kids, but it takes great patience to do that every day.

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  10. Love your son's attitude, Christine! He's a cute little guy for sure. :) Super excited for the early success with Fearless, too! Great week indeed.

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  11. He is the cutest!!!! And Congrats on so much success with your writing!!! Your life sounds very full of love and creativity!!! :)

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  12. congrats on all those downloads on Fearless! i'm just catching up on blogs so i'll have to go over and download it!

    congrats on a good first day of school too!

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  13. Congrats on the book winnings... Love it when that happens:) Let me know what Nina Croft's book is like - I've had my eye on it:)

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  14. You're little guy's adorable! And Real Girls Don't Rust is an awesome book title - love it!

    Congrats on your success with Fearless!
    Some Dark Romantic

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