Sometimes I feel like I should start every blog post the way Jim Anchower does: (“Ola, amigos, it’s been a while since I rapped at ya…”) True fact: my former cow-orker had a photo of Jim Anchower in a picture frame on his desk; the very same picture frame that his five-year company award certificate came in.
I allowed myself to get sidetracked by a lot of things this month. In particular, marketing The Crow God’s Girl, which had been taking up a lot of energy. I finally resorted to the one trick that gets me producing words again — I cleaned my office. I had forgotten how that creates a new space for a new project. There’s a reason metaphors are powerful (clean sweep, etc.) Also, the office was an insane mess. I don’t know how anybody could have gotten anything done with all that crap just staring at you.
A few links: I had the privilege of reading an ARC of Beth Bernobich’s latest book Queen’s Hunt. You can find my review on Goodreads here. Beth is hosting a giveaway on her blog of both Queen’s Hunt and Passion Play. Help her spread the word and get a chance to win a copy of both books
Katy Stauber’s latest book, Spin the Sky, is out. I had so much fun reading Revolution World, her first novel, and I’m really looking forward to this one.
I’m going to have some giveaways and fun things coming up shortly so stay tuned.
Finally, it’s raining in Texas, a long slow soaking rain. We walked to Black Star Co-op to eat and had a great time visiting with friends, and then it just kept raining so we walked home and got drenched. You don’t know how truly marvelous that feels. Rain. in July. In Texas. I almost got a little cold.
I’ll try to blog long before the next rain. Because having to open with Jim Anchower is a little embarrassing.