Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday Five for June 28, 2013

1. A frustrating week for managing to get time to revise. Oh, did I mention I finished THE GHOST? Yay! Well, the first and second drafts are done. I've been worried about it, but one of my CPs has declared it's her favorite in the series. But yes, revisions. Our power has gone out twice now with all the summer storms passing through. I lost all of Wednesday. And there are more storms in the forecast for the next seven days. Yikes!

2. Even with that frustration, I had a wonderful surprise yesterday morning. THE MARQUIS received a 4.5 star review from Night Owl Reviews. It's now one of their Top Picks! If you haven't picked it up already, it's free for all e-readers.

3. I was inspired to write a new story by my visit to the dentist Wednesday. I had a crown fitted. The last of my silver fillings is gone. I thought about how the dentist and the hygienists must hear all sorts of weird teeth stories. But what if it was a dentist office for supernatural beings? Yup, a supernatural dentist. Could be really fun!

4. I've been enjoying a lot of outdoor time this week. Between storms, my son and I have been out in the pool, at the park, and in the woods. We put on tons of sunscreen, but thankfully he tans better than me. He's getting a few freckles, but not as many as have erupted on my arms. I don't brown, I stay red. Red and freckled like I'm some weird lobster mommy!

5. Next week I'm still sticking with my regular blogging schedule even with Canada Day and Independence Day. Join me for a great post by a special guest on Monday and July's IWSG on Wednesday. Have a fantastic weekend! Relax and kick back.


19 comments:

  1. Good job with The Ghost drafts, and congratulations for The Marquis review.
    Enjoy the weekend!

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  2. Well done on the drafts! Those storms sound intense - I'd definitely be taking them as inspiration for something!

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  3. Congrats on finishing the first couple drafts of The Ghost! That really sucks about all the storms, though. Hopefully they start easing up for you!

    And oh, a supernatural dentist?! Fun!

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  4. I mostly freckle as well.
    Think you have a new idea for a story now!
    Congratulations on the great review.
    And we've had storms for the past week and they'll continue through next week. Welcome to summer and humidity!

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  5. Congrats with your great review!Stormy weather seems to be global, here in Norway we are suffering through bad weather as well. I truely long for a warm sunny day. Your new book soundsvery intriguing, good luck with your blog tour and your sales.

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  6. Congrats on the great review and on finishing your drafts! Your supernatural dentist story sounds fantastic. :)

    Enjoy your weekend.

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  7. I freckle and burn too. *sighs* That's why I avoid the sun. That, and it's just too bright. LOL!

    I hope the power stays on, so you can finish up your revisions/edits on THE GHOST!

    Congrats on the review!

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  8. I hate the dentist, but a story about a supernatural dentist sounds awesome.

    Congratulations on the review!

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  9. Congrats on getting your draft done and the great review.

    Things like that can really pick up your day.

    Stay out of the rain and have a great weekend :)

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  10. Congrats on finishing Ghost. That's a big Five Item.

    Lovely to have outdoor time with your son. Here's to more of those breaks in the weather.

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  11. I am so excited to read Ghost. I hope the power stays on!!

    Lobster mommy - that's a picture I can't get out of my head.

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  12. Lobster Mommy!

    The sun is bleaching my hair something horrendous. Hubby teasingly said I'll be blond by August. I was not amused.

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  13. Congrats on the review! And I know what you mean by storms, luckily we haven't had any bad ones since last month. I like your idea about the dentists office! That will be a fun read!

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  14. Thank you all! Revisions are coming along well. No more power outages... yet. *knocks on wood* Have a great weekend!

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  15. Congratulations on the great review-- that must just be such a boost to your writer's heart. And I love how we can pull stories from everyday experiences-- one of my favorite aspects of writing.

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  16. man, you just reminded me that I am long overdue for a dentist appt. Congrats on finishing your draft! glad you hear you're enjoying the summer.

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  17. Congrats on the awesome review... woohoo

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  18. I stay red too. I don't think it's possible for my skin to turn brown LOL. Sounds like you and your little guy have had a lot of fun.

    Congrats on finishing Ghost! I can't wait to read it. :)

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  19. Yay for finishing The Ghost!

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