So in case you haven’t heard…I published a book! It’s my first foray into the self-publishing world, and I’m honestly pretty proud of it. David Woods, my author, was fantastic to work with, and he’s got a great final product. You can purchase it in my store.
At the end of the second day of our trip, my mom and I told Renee that we wanted stay an extra day at Adobe and Pines because we were just totally in love with the place. When Renee heard that we wanted to stay an extra night (and also that we were there for my birthday), she graciously offered us an upgraded adobe!
The next morning, after waking up to the scent of burned smudge sticks and the heat of lingering embers, my mom and I got dressed and headed to the main part of the hacienda for breakfast. The Adobe and Pines Inn has a 3-course breakfast EVERY morning. It’s incredible.
Faithful readers, thanks for sticking with me. I know it’s been FOREVER, but I have returned to the blogosphere. I have much to catch you up on! To begin, I have to go back in time to October of 2012. My last post was September of 2012, so I suppose that’s pretty much where I left off.
As some or none of you may know, this January, back when I had free time, I made a New Year’s resolution to read 52 books in a year. That’s equivalent to one book per week, ladies and gents. At the time, it seemed like an awesome idea–I LOVE reading, I had free time, and I wanted to try some new authors.
A few weeks ago my family was having dinner, and somewhere in the conversation my brother suggested that I pick up this book, Imagine, because he was currently reading it and told me that it was really interesting. I immediately reserved it at the library (shocking, I know, but people actually do still go to the library), because Paul has unusually good taste in books.
This month, I’m participating in an editing/writing book club with some friends, and we’re reading Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself into Print by Renni Browne and Dave King.
Forgive me, readers, for I have sinned. It has been 6 WEEKS since my last blog post. I cannot hope that you will all forgive me, but I hope you can understand: You see, I’ve started my new job(s), and it takes most of my daytime energy, leaving me only a few hours to hang out with Jacob and run errands and whatnot. The weekend has become my only writing time, and I’ve not been able to write on the weekends due to previous engagements, and let’s face it, lack of energy and anything good to write about.
After letting the polls ruminate, I have chosen a weiner! Here are the results, in case you care:
This weekend, Jacob and I participated in the Color Me Rad 5k run at the fairgrounds in OKC. It was on the front page of the Oklahoman, in case you haven’t seen or heard about it yet. We signed up back in March, but there was an explosion of people signing up just in the weeks before the run.
As some of you may or may not know, I have decided to form my own business. I have officially filed for an S Corp, and I’m now the president of Bee Creative, Inc. Huzzah! But now comes probably the most important, intricate watershed-moment-of-a decision I will ever make ever in regard to my fledgling business: my logo.
This past week, Jacob and I went to Austin, Texas. Tinker sent Jacob to a training program Monday-Friday from 8:30-5 during the day, and so I decided to tag along to Austin and see what was what. But what I really want to tell you about is the food. Austin is known for their “Keep Austin Weird” slogan, and part of their weirdness is their weirdly awesome food. They had food truck parks, where you could park in a parking lot, walk up to a truck and order tacos, burgers, sandwiches, vegetarian dishes, cake balls, you name it.