It’s too close right now at this redhot moment, to call our motto decided upon, so I’m going to keep taking votes until the end of the day today, and tonight, I swear to God, by 9 PM, I am going to post the winner Storybroads Tagline. So you can keep those votes coming today (Thursday, 7/22) until 9 PM.
And now I’m going to blog to you about three hugely important things that are happening for me in the coming few days.
First, July 26th is the anniversary of my first date with my soulmate. We have a bigger anniversary to celebrate now–the date we finally moved in together, and we’ve agreed that we want to make that our official “anniversary” from now on, but this year, we’re celebrating both.
Side note–the date we moved in together was the week of October 15th, 2009. And it happened so gradually, that there’s no way to actually pinpoint a date. I distinctly remember though, that after our weekend at camp, that very weekend, when Lance and Dozer both got sick with E-coli, (romantic weekend, that one! NOT) but I do remember in the week after that, posting to my girlfriends, “I think we’re living together.” So we picked October 15th as the date to celebrate our cohabitation. Which means I’ll get another great present then.
I’m also getting a great present now, however. An ipad!!!!! With the keyboard/charging dock!!!! And Lance was feeling pretty badly that it wouldn’t arrive until after I leave on a big trip this coming Tuesday, but the Fates intervened and it’s actually going to be here tomorrow!!!! I’m so thrilled with this present. He always gets me just what I want, even when I don’t know what that is yet. But more important than the gifts, is how good we are together. We are truly very happy and that is just worth more than anything else there is.
Okay, second big thing happening in my life this coming week: The release of my fiftieth book. Fiftieth. 50th! That’s counting only my full length novels. There are twenty or maybe thirty novellas and other short forms too, but 50 full length novels. I can hardly believe it. It seems like just yesterday I was writing my first, praying someone would buy it. (They didn’t. They bought my fourth.) This is a very big deal for me, and I’m overjoyed. It’s also the book that features Dozer, the best dog I’ve ever had, (please don’t tell Daisy and Niblet–I adore them too, but Dozer is just . . . different.) He plays “Freddy” in this book and is practically a main character. So that’s huge for me too. You can buy here, and if this link isn’t clickable, it’s because my Firefox was acting wonky this morning. There are clickable links at my website and Facebook pages, and you can cut & paste this one if you want.
And thirdly, this coming week is the Romance Writers Convention in Orlando. At Disney World. I mean, come on. Is the Universe lining things up just for me this week, or what? I get to go to Disney? And call it work? A business trip? And my new iPad is arriving in time to go with me?
Can my life get any better? Oh, you better believe it can. I’m already making a list of new things wish for, to dream about, to allow into my experience. Every one of them utterly delicious!
You should try it sometime! It’s the best way to live.