Monday, September 29, 2014

End-of-September Update

First, I forgot how awesome this song is:

Second, I've finished Charms of the Soothsayer* and sent it to alpha readers. I have a LOT of revisions planned for it--more revisions than I've ever done for any book, in fact. I suppose it's a good piece of humble pie for me. Yes, I'm finally published, but that doesn't mean I have any idea what I'm doing. XD This biggest change will be my complete reordering of the structure of the novel. (It's so flashback-heavy I think my readers are getting migraines.)

Third, I'll hopefully have a publication date for the third book in The Paper Magician series and a foreign translation announcement soon. :)

Fourth, MY HUSBAND GOT A JOB. Wooo! As you may (or may not) know, we spent the last two years at the University of Idaho while he got a master's degree in experimental psychology (sounds cooler than it is, it's really more like engineering psychology/usability testing). We then moved to Rexburg, Idaho (That place is very lacking in its sidewalks and shopping outlets) while he did an internship at Idaho National Laboratories, which was extended remotely after we came back to Utah. But he just accepted an offer for a real job as a business analyst. :D We are so happy and so so blessed. Two of my brothers-in-law who also desperately needed new jobs also got them in the last few weeks. Blessings all around!

That, and New Job also gives us a free Costco card FOR NO SANE REASON AT ALL. Cheap Instant Breakfast**, here I come!

Fifth, I'm making headway on my next book (number thirteen, holy pie). And I believe it's starting to become epic (genre). Oh dear....

Sixth, my baby is 7 months old and super cute. :D

*This is the book's third or fourth title....
**I have an inability to call this "Breakfast Essentials." Just like I still call Dollar Tree "All a Dollar."


  1. Congrats on your husband's job! And your baby is SO cute.

  2. Lots of good news all the way around. Always neat to hear.

  3. Cute! Those 7 months went by fast.

  4. Woohoo! Yea for test readers (we ALL need them)!
    Yea for employment!
    Yea for cute baby!!! :D


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