Well, just this morning, I was reflecting on the fact that I was finally starting to get a little bit ahead. The economy is improving. Work is picking up. My stories are selling well. Wonderful reviews are coming in for them, especially The Boys of Summer.
Note to self: don’t tempt the Universe into dealing you a smackdown.
On the way home from a routine doctor’s appointment this afternoon, something flew up off the interstate (or maybe off a passing vehicle) and landed in the middle of my rear window. The glass shattered, spiderwebbing across the entire window. It held together long enough for me to get off the highway, but then collapsed inside the car, sending glass everywhere. I’m grateful the dog wasn’t with me: his crate took the worst of the glass. It was everywhere. I was coated in glass dust and slivers, managing to cut myself on glass shards I never even saw as I tried to extricate myself and my belongings from the car.
After my initial reaction, which was to call the insurance company and then burst into tears, I realized it could have been much worse. Hell, a piece of road debris caused me to roll my car at 70 mph on the same interstate a few years back. This was nothing.
Except that it is going to cost me a pretty penny to fix. So point to you, Universe! I won’t make the mistake of thinking maybe I can take a deep breath and anticipate making a dent in my debt any time soon. Hah-hah, you’re a funny bastard.
In happier news, I have two new interviews out right now. Both were interesting to participate in: and I think if you read the two side by side, you’d get a very different image of who I am and what I write–and why I write. I find the process of being interviewed fascinating. I hope you’ll check them out and comment on them too–I love hearing what you guys have to say. I have one interview with Fiona Mcvie and another with Nat Wood. Stop by and let me know what you think!
So to acknowledge the Universe’s sense of humor, I’ve decided to reduce the price on A Summer Fling across the board at all of its outlets to just 0.99 cents. Consider it a Broken Glass sale. I would deeply appreciate it if you passed this word on to all your followers and friends. It’s a great way to sample my work without a major investment and it would be great fun for me to see the story rise on the sales list. Thanks!
And last but not least, the BF took me to a women’s soccer game the other night. Soccer is his passion, not mine, but it was a mild summer evening and I thought, hey, why not? Why not indeed? Turns out one of the players had some serious fanboys, all of whom turned up shirtless and painted with the letters of her name. Needless to say, plot bunnies ran rampant that evening…