Friday, October 16, 2015

Friday Five for October 16, 2015

(Today my blog post is wearing pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.)

1. One week until the release of Poltergeist's Pleasure (The Paramours #2). This is a great read for people who want a ghost story but don't want to be scared. Add it to read on Goodreads.

2. One short story rejections this week. It was a hard one since I had been short listed by a pro venue. I submitted it elsewhere the same day. I also got a rewrite and resubmit for a noirish police flash piece. Did that too! Plus tomorrow is my local critique group meeting. I sent in an old flash piece. Hopefully they found some potential in it and I'll have another story to send out.

3. I caught up on everything I missed the previous week, and I wrote out several blog posts for the next five weeks. It feels good when I have everything ready to go and I can spend my time reading other people's blogs.

4. I was hit by a nasty bug on Wednesday and lost my day of writing. I slept 17 hours in total and couldn't manage to eat a thing. I feel better now, and thankfully my husband and son haven't caught it.

5. I booked a blog tour for The Paramours the first week of February. Yup, I'm planning way ahead! I'll keep you updated on the details.

Have a great weekend!

(We had tons of fun at the pumpkin patch last weekend!)


16 comments:

  1. Hi Christine - thanks for raising the awareness of Breast Cancer Month - recently I've heard of many who are struggling with various forms ... a dreaded disease - thankfully people can be helped now-a-days.

    Well done on all your catching up .. sorry about the bug - these winter things are just nasty. Sounds like your pumpkin patch gave you lots of happy times ...

    You are certainly well ahead of yourself - cheers Hilary

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  2. Glad you're feeling better!

    Good for you for re-subbing those stories.

    I know I always feel good, too, when I'm ahead in getting posts and projects written. :)

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  3. 17 hours! Wow, it did hit hard. Glad your feeling better.

    I added "Poltergeist's Pleasure" to my Goodreads!

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  4. Great Cause!!!! Many of my friends and family have suffer with this type of cancer!

    Love this time of year. And it's good to plan ahead!!!!

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  5. Those rejections hurt. I've been short-listed by a pro venue only to have the same thing happen, but I'm glad to see you immediately submitted it elsewhere. Good luck, and have a great weekend!

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  6. I'll keep my fingers crossed that your son and husband don't get whatever you caught. I'm glad to hear you're feeling better!

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  7. Wow, hard to believe that the second Paramours book is coming out so soon. Congrats! That's a real shame about the rejection and the bug you caught, but you still seem to be pretty productive lately regardless, which is awesome. Best of luck with your latest submissions! :)

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  8. I might end up sleeping 17 hours tomorrow. Been working since last Tuesday. I am ready for a day off. I'm glad you're feeling better though. =)

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  9. You've got lots going on! I had some sort of bug this week, too. No fun. On the mend now, though, hopefully you are too!

    BTW, just finished Ghost Dancer. Super fun and steamy!

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  10. Rejections are hard, but sending it straight back out is always my method of rising above it. I'm impressed by the number of posts you have ready to go!

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  11. So glad you're feeling better. My partner has been ill all weekend and I have my fingers crossed I don't come down with it. A blog tour in Feb. You are planning ahead!

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  12. Thanks for raising Breast cancer awareness. Hugs.

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  13. It sucks that you got hit with a nasty bug and got a rejection, but at least you're still submitting. Glad you're feeling better, too. My wife can sleep 17 hours without being sick. She just really likes sleeping. Or as I call it, hibernating.

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  14. Huge congrats on the upcoming launch of book 2... you're so organized.. I'm totally jealous.

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  15. Thanks, everyone! Hope no one else caught the pre-winter bug. I'm still a little tired today, but it is Monday, and I stayed up watching the Talking Dead when I should've been in bed!

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  16. what a cutie at the pumpkin patch! he's grown so much since I started following you.
    sucks about that bug but so glad you're feeling better and that your hubby and son didn't catch it!
    Trish - tales from trish

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