Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Updates

So, it's been a while since I've posted, but I've been busy! Life seems to be careening ahead, full speed, while I stand in the dust yelling, "Wait!"

Things are moving with Hooking Up and Decisions. I got a nice email out of the blue from Lisa, my editor for Decisions, advising that she was halfway through and expected to contact me within a few days. We apparently have to have the edits done before April, but she said that she anticipated being done a long time before then. I think I'm relieved. Does that mean that they haven't found much to change? Oh, I hope so!

I talked to my publisher at Night Publishing today and asked him about Hooking Up (the book...get your minds out of the gutter!). He said late March, early April. So, it appears that I'll be editing two books at the same time. Yikes! I think I can, I think I can...

I'm also hot and heavy in the middle of my fourth book, The Storm Within. It's a novel about a war widow who gets stranded with a sexy fireman during a blizzard. There's more to it than that, of course, but that's the main gist. I'm having way too much fun researching firemen. I plan on calling on a few of our local fire departments soon to do some field research. Ladies, quit drooling!

With all of this going on, I still have my full-time job, school (I'll be done in May, thank goodness!) my band, and my family. I'm tired.

I'm also going in for surgery on April 5. I'm scheduled to have a tonsillectomy and my deviated septum repaired. I'm pretty darned nervous about it, but I think that I'll feel much better afterwards. The funny part of that scenario is that when the nurse came into the exam room to schedule the surgery, she handed me this pamphlet. Why is that funny? Well, the pamphlet was designed for seven-year-olds. I got a comic-book style description of how my tonsils were making me sick and how the doctor would meet me at the hospital (a place filled with people who help me to feel better) and zoom around my body in a spaceship. I'm very glad I read that comic book, because if I hadn't, I might have been worried.

In any event, I think that's all that's going on now. Check out my facebook page for the latest in updates and other random nonsense. Hugs for now! Talk soon...

Jess