The return of company

My parents are in town this weekend. I had to choose between a day of shopping with my wife and mother, and this time my daughter – or visiting with my dad. It isn't too bad shopping. There are breweries along the route.

I have to choose, because Dad can't walk walk around these days. He stays home and watches TV. Today, I hung out with Dad and we had a great visit. We covered all the problems in the world, and all the people we both know. It was kind of nice. We never even turned on the TV.

When the shoppers came home we went to the Yardhouse for dinner. I had three wonderful beers along with my fish tacos. Not a bad day at all.

They'll go home tomorrow, and I need to do some writing work. I managed to send off an email to a company that sets up blog tours. Will O' the Wisp is coming soon, and I want to give it a good launch. I haven't heard from all of the ARC readers, but those who've finished are excited about this book. I may have to send an email to the rest of the ARC readers to get an update.

I also need to write a dozen or so blog posts about the book. I'd like to do this ahead of time so the blog tour goes smoothly. Finally, I need to write the international version of the book. This involves an edit to change some song lyrics. I was only able to obtain a Copyright license in North America. It shouldn't be too hard, but this story will come out in two versions.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, it's time to get on with it. I think this is the best book I've ever written, and it deserves a good launch. I'll get some early reviews from the ARC readers, and after that it's up to the Fates.

In other news, I've hacked out two Macabre Macaroni style micro fiction stories, and half of an actual short story. I'm getting closer to the solution I've been struggling with in my novel, but I need to consult with my Muse a bit more.

That's it tonight. Kind of a day off today, but I'll attack some of it tomorrow.

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17 responses to “The return of company

  1. I think you made the right choice to stay with Dad, I bet he appreciated it.

    By the way, when you launch Will O’ the Wisp, I’d be happy to interview you on my blog if that would help? If you’re interested, just send me a message through my contact form and then I’ll email you back – http://vanessa-chapman.com/contact/

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  2. Sounds like a good day with your dad. Good luck with book it all sounds interesting.:)

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  3. Sounds like you got a lot going on right now. I have enjoyed all of your books that I have read (4 of them, I think) and I can definitely trace your growth as a writer through them. I have nearly finished Arson, and I love it, but I have to agree with you on Will o’ the Wisp… its the best to date! Really outstanding! Cant wait to see what happens when it is finally set free!

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  4. Sounds like a nice day off.

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  5. Parents are wonderful. Treasure them while they’re around (mine are both gone). Glad you had a nice day with your dad and congrats on getting that email off to the blog touring company. Looking forward to learning more about Will O’ the Wisp!

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  6. I’m still stuck on fish tacos…

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  7. Your parents drove all the way from Vegas to only spend a short weekend? That’s a rather long hike, isn’t it? I’m glad you have a nice visit. 🙂 And yes, I can’t wait for WOW to come out! 😀

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