No, you didn’t sleep through an entire day, Rocki and I switched days this week because she’s got a really fabulous blog planned for tomorrow so stay tuned!
Me? Not so much with the fab blog. I got nothin’. I’ve been staring at the blinking cursor for the better part of ten minutes…feeling guilty that I should be upstairs working until the wee small hours on my book that is officially late, and not freaking out about not having a barn burner of a blog topic for you all this week.
So, I thought about chatting about new TV shows, winners, losers, must sees, and have beens…then I remembered we might be doing a group blog topic on that next week.
Then I decided I could talk about heading to Laramie, WY on Wed. (the reason for the blog day switch) to see my oldest daughter get awarded a nursing school scholarship — cool huh? — and how we have to make the trip in one day — 5 hours each way — because Simon and Schuster is sending me to Midwest Booksellers Association conference in Minneapolis on Thursday. On Friday I’ll be lunching with booksellers from the Midwest and on Saturday I’ll be signing ARCs of MERCY KILL.
I also considered talking about the fall weather, which is gorgeous in western South Dakota this time of year. The leaves are turning, the air is crisp, the sky is so blue, the harvest moon so full, it’s really like a postcard and a beautiful reminder of why I love to live here. I thought about writing a fall poem, as I do every year, being inspired by the shades of gold, oranges and red, then I remembered I am so far from a poet that it ain’t funny…insert your favorite Longfellow joke here 🙂
I wondered if I should reminisce about high school Homecoming, as my youngest daughter is a freshman this year and will be attending coronation, the bonfire, the football game, and the dance for the first time at my alma mater…but I don’t honestly remember Homecoming. Seriously. Well, one I do, but I would get in so much trouble if I shared that particular story.
I weighed the pros and cons of discussing my WIP, but I’m one of those freaky writers who has a “jinx” complex, so whether the book is going shitty or swimmingly…I don’t like to talk about it. And wow, that makes for such great conversations with editors.
I decided I would whine about the fact my middle daughter has MORE FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK THAN I DO. I also decided to beg….please please please, friend me on Facebook, so I can totally rub it in my daughter’s face that I have more friends than her — hee hee — kidding, but…not really. Pathetic, I know, right? Even more pathetic? I’m adding the link here. Seriously: Lorelei James Facebook page —
Oh, and since I’m two people, here’s another: Lori Armstrong Facebook page
I had started an entire post about penguins…I know, STOP SNORING, that I scrapped, lucky for you all, huh?
So, tell me your favorite thing about fall that does NOT have to do with pumpkins, because I hate pumpkins. Creepy bastards. And their guts taste like crap too, yes, that includes pumpkin pies, muffins, bread and who in the HELL decided pumpkin would taste good in…BEER?
A random commenter will win a signed copy of one of my books, any of my books, Lori Armstrong or Lorelei James — thanks for reading to the bottom of the page 🙂