I forget sometimes that I tell you stuff that goes on in my life and then things get better but I don't tell you that things get better. I don't consider that there are people out there that care what goes on. That anyone out there wonders, "Is MaNiC doing OK today?" Because I think that would be vain of me to do so. But then I read all these nice comments from you all and then it makes me feel really good that so many of you out there do care, and I appreciate it so very much. Then I feel bad that when things start lifting for me, I fail to let you know.
Things are much, much better, and I want to thank you for your thoughts and very nice messages to me.
Things are so much better. I hope that black cloud stays away for a very long time. And let me please just say that the black cloud wasn't, ISN'T a person, it's rather an entity that can harm a person, that can harm people. And I want it out of the lives that are being affected.
The week went actually very well. And believe it or not, I got up four days and went *running*. I use the asterisks because I still cannot believe that I *run*. It doesn't feel like that's what I'm doing. I laugh when I say it or think it. It's only a mile. I clocked it in my car because I'm that much of a dork. But when I started out three weeks ago, I could only do this for 1/2 of a song. Now I'm up to three whole songs of running. And yes, I will get up again tomorrow at six a.m. and do it again. Maybe even five days this week. I actually like getting up, and showering and being ready for the day as the kids leave for school. What an odd behavior for me.
I'm still waiting to hear something about *the book*. There are those damn asterisks again. I guess I put them in places where I don't know if things are real or not. I mean, I know it's a real book, because I wrote it. But I won't really think it's a real book until I see it live and bound with a cover and my name on it. I guess I have to be patient and hope some editor/publisher falls in love with it. The author, Amy Hatvany, who wrote, Best Kept Secret, has this on her website, and I printed the words out and look at it every day: REMEMBER, IT ONLY TAKES THE RIGHT PAIR OF EYES.
I'm hoping that right pair of eyes is reading my words this exact moment and falling in love with the words I have written.
I also started writing another novel. Just three pages into it, but the idea is there. On the surface, kind of.
And SPEAKING OF NOVELS ...
YEP! I've got SOOOO many coming soon. And I think this one will take us into October. I'm going to be starting right after Labor Day but will be giving you a sneak peek of all the amazing books hopefully this week. There are some CRAZY AWESOME ONES, and some that I never thought I would EVER read that completely surprised the hell out of me! So get excited about this one! I think I will be doing three features and giveaways a week and then the full giveaway of ALL the books featured at the end of the contest as I did in March, so it's a big one again!
I hope everyone out East has been safe from the weather. I pray you are. What craziness! Please be well everyone, no matter where you live, and THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, for always stopping by and I'm so grateful for you. Truly am!