What’s coming up next?

Christmas Tree via flickr Creative Commons stevep2008

Oh my! There’s a lot coming up soon on the website and in my life. I’m about to go on the adventure of a lifetime–my first honest-to-god take-the-whole-week-off vacation since 2004! And when I sat down and counted in the holidays, I realized that this is the first time I’ve taken 12 days off in a row since the early 90s.

And if that weren’t exciting enough, I’m actually leaving the country. As in getting on a jet, using a passport, the whole nine yards. You might think my level of excitement is a bit extreme, but think about it: how likely is it that I’ve ever been anywhere exciting if I’ve never had more than 4-5 days off in a row for over a decade? Yes! I am very excited! I bought a 32 GB card for my camera, just so I wouldn’t run out of data storage before my return!

The best part is that I will be traveling to the UK, which happens to be the location of not only the current WIP, Hold the Reins, my story about Olympic level event riders, but the site of a joint project I’ve been discussing with my good friend and co-author, Claire Russett. Hold the Reins is the expanded version of Lightning in a Bottle, one of eight novellas included in the M/M romance anthology, Going for Gold. Local color! Authenticity! It all comes down to the stories in the end, my friends! And the best part is I will be spending this time with someone I love, as well as meeting up with old friends and new ones, too! I will also being seeing first hand some of the places I’ve read about my entire life but so far had only lived in my imagination. I am beside myself with anticipatory glee, guys!

As such, this means I’m going to have to set up some things to deploy on remote–my internet access will be limited until I return. So although I am participating in the Secret Santa Blog Hop (individual prizes with each blog, and comments/ blog following gains you additional entries for the Grand Prize of a Kindle!) running Dec 17-19th, the blog is set on a time delay, as I will already be out of the country! Do leave your comments and your email address when it appears, however, as I will get to them as soon as possible. You might have to wait a bit to see a moderated comment, however, as I will have limited internet access during my trip.

Be sure and check back on the 17-19th, however, to read my blog and comment to be entered into the various contests. More details on that blog to follow!

I will also have a guest interview spot on the 18th with Sharon Buchbinder,Β that I really enjoyed! I hope you will stop by there as well when the link goes live (details to follow) and leave a comment as well.

Until the next update, then…it’s back to planning and packing for me!

8 thoughts on “What’s coming up next?

    • Hey, I get to swoon without ever leaving the house! I could listen to the BF read the phone book. πŸ™‚

      Thank you, I’m ridiculously excited about this, but I think that’s a good thing. I haven’t been this excited about Christmas since I was five!

    • I KNOW. I’ve never taken a vacation like this either! And I was sick as a dog this past weekend too. I had the flu and am still recovering–I was *terrified* I wouldn’t be able to take the trip after all! Thank goodness for Nyquil and a weekend in bed–I only got up long enough to take care of the animals and then back I went. πŸ™‚

  1. Oh the UK is so beautiful and full of history! You will love it and I’m sure have a fantastic time! Say “Hi!” to our mutual British friends! πŸ˜‰

    • I will! Unfortunately, I will really only be there a relatively short period of time, so I can’t see everyone that I would like to see. But I’ve been reading British murder mysteries since I was a child–everything will seem familiar and new at the same time! πŸ™‚

    • LOL! I suspect the only part of London I’ll see is the airport, but that’s fine by me! The England I want to see is the countryside, you know? All my UK genes are sitting up at full alert, quivering like a bird dog that has scented quail. πŸ™‚

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