It's Kill or Be Killed...

Okay, no, it's not. Not really. But Lunchbox keeps running around the house yelling that. I don't know where he got that from. He's also been singing Journey lately, which normally I'd be down for, but he's got the words wrong and he WON'T FIX IT when I correct him. 

LB: Don't stop, BELIEVING... Just hang on to the ceilinggggg...

Me: No, buddy. It's "hang on to this feeling"

LB: Just hang on to the ceilinggggg....

GAH.

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So there's that. Also we began renovating a bathroom. And have gotten slightly distracted. This is our bathroom now. There's a tub and shower... and they work, so that's cool. And we put in the wood look tile I loved... I did that myself, yo. I'm quite handy that way. So it's all grouted now, and we have to do the less fun stuff like patch walls and paint. And caulk. Though I love to caulk. It lends itself to a lot of fun jokes (cuz, you know, it's pronounced "cock"... Yes, I'm twelve on the inside). 

Anyway, we'd hoped to have it done by the time my mother in law comes for Christmas. But she's not coming. So now... we may get this finished by Valentine's day or so. The kids are enjoying sharing our bathroom. It's quite jolly...

Do you think I should talk about books? I guess maybe...

SO. The followup to WITHOUT WORDS is coming out February. That's Amy and Trent's story and it's sweet and fun -- lots of San Diego goodness in there. And the third book in that series will follow in October. 

But wait, there's more! I have two new series coming out this year. I've been stockpiling books because I had been publishing traditionally for a little while there... but I write faster than the trad market can handle and there's  so much waiting. And writing what other people think should get written. So I have these books... 

And that's good for you! The (very tentative) plan, as of now, is to release the first book in a new series in January. That may drop like a turd into the market, since I'm kind of pushing things in terms of getting a good launch set up in time, etc. But I've never been one to think too much about doing things the exact right way. (This really explains quite a lot about my life.) So... stay tuned!

In the meantime, Happy Turkey to my US friends and happy totally normal day to those in other countries!