This year, my biggest Christmas gift is coming in October. It’s very exciting to be anticipating the release of my first published book, Snow Angels, as part of the Christmas Lights novella collection.
Things got pretty wild here for a while – nine days before my editor’s deadline, I ended up in the hospital having an emergency appendectomy! Laparoscopic surgery is amazing, and it all went smoothly, but the nurse and some of my friends were right when they cautioned me to go slowly. I feel great, but I get tired out quickly.
I finished the Snow Angels manuscript, revised it, and sent it off to the editor with ten minutes to spare before the deadline – and then I immediately wanted it back again, because I thought of so many things that needed to be changed. She wouldn’t give it back, so now I have to wait for her first round of corrections and revisions. I keep pestering her:
“Are you finding many typos?”
“What do you think of the sweater scene?”
“Do you like Pete?”
“Do you think Lisa’s reaction to the sick child is realistic?”
She’s very patient with me. 🙂
Christmas Lights Novella Collection
I have been helping market books for a couple years now, and I like doing it, so I am very much looking forward to an exciting book launch for Christmas Lights. I’ve known Chautona for years, and it’s been fun getting to know Vikki Kestell and April Hayman as we work on this novella collection. Look for some fun events as the launch date approaches! We’re even putting together a musical book trailer!
And the cover!
I love, love, LOVE the cover for my book! It was designed by the multi-talented Chautona Havig, a good friend and gifted writer, and I’m going to be unwrapping it slowly. She also designed the cover for the entire Christmas Lights novella collection box set. Isn’t it beautiful?