The weeks leading up to a new release are always stressful for me – so much to do! So little time! And after spending the last five years immersed in writing, I’ve developed a few habits that spill over into my ‘real’ life (such as it is). For example, the habit of building as much tension as possible into even the smallest events.
Sometimes I get a little too caught up in my work…
And, in other thrilling news:
First: Is that a turtle in your pants, or are you just happy to see me? http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/ont-man-fined-for-smuggling-nearly-40-live-turtles-in-his-pants-1.2792723
I suspect it wasn’t much of a thrill for the turtles, but, as my blogging buddy Beth Younker points out, if one of them had been a snapping turtle it might have been an exciting time for both smuggler and border guards alike. Sadly, no snapping turtles were included, but the article does have a rather questionable reference to ‘red-eared sliders’. Sounds like a euphemism to me…
And this: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/wynne-photo-op-goes-wrong-1.3470752. ‘Cause seriously, how often do you get to see a premier posing with a giant pink phallic object? I doubt if it did much for her, but the media got a cheap thrill from it… and the rest of us laughed our asses off!
Any thrills in your life this week?
Pre-orders are available for Book 11: The Spies That Bind! So far Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and Apple are up, but I’m still waiting on Kobo (as usual). As soon as they’re all available, I’ll send out an email to everyone on the New Book Notification list. I’ll also send a second email on March 18 when the book is released.
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