Friday, March 15, 2013

Celebrate The Small Things Blog Hop

Happy Friday, everyone! WARNING: my post this week for VikLit's "celebrate the small things" blog hop is filled with so much awesomeness, your screen may explode.

1. My editor wasn't so fond of the ending for Cheating Death and I've gotten a lot of crap for some of my harsh endings, so I rewrote it into something tear-inducing. I was a total mess when I wrote it, but I think everyone will love it. Or at least I hope.

2. I made the book trailer for Cheating Death. And I'm so proud of my creation. It was a lot of work, but it definitely projects the feeling I was aiming for.

3. I organized and hopefully successfully launched the blog hop tour for Cheating Death. Thank you to all of those who are participating! Find more info on the blog hop here.

4. I'm coming up on my one year anniversary of being a published author, and I will have released four books in that time. Seriously, can I just maybe take a nap now?
5. I was hired by a fellow author to create her book cover. Together we chose the most stunning image and I can't wait to share it at some point! I swear to you I'm a high every time I work on it.

6. I lost another five pounds this week, which means I am up to ten pounds in just two weeks. Plus I'm that much closer to being able to eat pizza and drink beer again. On a limited basis, of course...there's no way I'm going to screw up my weight and have to do this all over again.

7. I was given the okay to start exercising again, and that means I'm back to watching Supernatural episodes! I can't believe I didn't get into this show sooner. The paranormal stories are just awesome. And I'm so in love with Dean, Sam and their crazy-hot dad. Jeffrey Dean Morgan's smile can melt my soul into a mere puddle.
8. I got my first pair of Uggs. I was tired of my feet getting cold in cheap boots from all this snow and my daughter was tired of me borrowing her Uggs all the time, so I used birthday money from my in-laws and bought my own. They are heavenly.

8. I finished John Green's Looking for Alaska. That man can write. But why does he feel the need to reduce his readers to a blubbering mess each time? Review to come on next week's video blog.

9. My husband and I painted the outdated den that's filled with a million nooks and crannies. We also put new flooring in it, therefore finishing one of the last rooms in the house that needs remodeling. We were so relieved and exhausted that we celebrated with a small glass of alcohol. And boy, did it taste delicious.

So that's about it for my awesome week. If you're a blogger and want to take the time to celebrate the small things in your life, be sure to sign up below!


Suzanne Furness said...

You're right, loads of awesomeness to celebrate here. Congratulations!

S.K. Anthony said...

Yay for so many celebrations! You had a busy week woman ;)
Crying while writing is great, can't wait to read it. (During the day so I can sleep without being too scared.)
Ten pounds so far? Awesome!
oh, I added one of your books in my "Featured Book of the Day" spot... it will probably be up for a whole week though, hope that's ok.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Wow! I think my screen is on the verge of exploding! You are a superwoman of productivity, writing, reading, exercise and weight loss! Wow, Wow, Wow! And you created a book trailer and are working on a book cover! more Wow! Congratulations!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

VikLit said...

Gosh - this is all so exciting. Go you with the productivity, the books and covers and AWESOME TRAILERS and exciting bloghop that is coming up. That's all so exciting. And the WEIGHT LOSS WHAT IS YOUR SECRET? Are you following a particular diet? Goodness.

Thanks for celebrating!

T. Drecker said...

That's a lot! Congrats on all of it. :)

Al Diaz said...

You are right, there is a risk of blowing a fuse here for overexposure to pure awesomeness. Congratulations on everything, enjoy it!!!!

Yolanda Renee said...

Wow! That is a list and a half! Congratulations!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on all accounts! Really glad I never had to make a book trailer, as the ones my publisher made for my books rocked and no way I could to anything close to that in awesomeness.

Anonymous said...

4 books in a year. That is amazing, Jen.
I really need to start organising my time better.
Congrats on Cheating Death, and I look forward to reading it soon.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

That is a lot of awesome. I loved the Cheating Death Trailer and I have a W.I.P. with a tough ending as well. Kind of worries me what agents will think when I finally finish it and start sending it out.

Jen Naumann said...

Thank you, everyone!

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