Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Rain Rain went away, it'll come back another day...la la la

Ah, my friends. The sun is out, even though this photo is of the coming rain. We had a frost advisory last night - I actually put on a little log on the fire to give the little log house a nice warm glow. It will warm up again, and I am glad, for I'm ready for the spring and summer warmth to return after this brief coming back of chill. Everything is greening out, flowering, shoving up from long sleep to burst up and out and over and 'round.

I checked my Libary Thing early reviewer list and saw 781 people have requested Tender Graces, wheeee! Thank you people whomever you are. I have stopped looking at everyone else's numbers because it is the same feeling as with Amazon - I will compare myself and worry and set myself up to feel as if I have to somehow "compete" - I'm a much more competitive person than I ever imagined myself to be! *teehee* I did see where one of the most requested was a Zombie book *laughing*

Two more Indie booksellers want to carry Tender Graces! Blue Ridge Books & News of Waynesville, NC and City Lights Bookstores of Sylva, NC! Yay! Both owners read TG and said they loved the book, and that's a recommendation I can feel good about *smiling*

The Ashville Citizen Times review has a comment by Stephen Craig Rowe. As with our dear Barry of An Explorer's Life, both are dear dear men who have captured my heart up in the palm of their hand - or maybe I have a bit of their heart that I carry around in my palm. Both have had that Bad Monster Cancer come sneaking around, and I hope you all will send your thoughts and however you pray or think or send vibes or wishes or ....however you do what you do, send them on or give them a visit to say hello.

I also invite you all to join The Read on WNC! Sign up for the newsletter, join in discussions about books, publishers/publishing, authors, reading, etcetera. It's a nice community there.

Guess that's it for now. I hope to take some time to come visiting you all this week. I miss reading your blogs and seeing what you are up to. But, I'm not happy with where I am in VKBook2 so I need to bury my head even deeper. Too many interruptions lately have kept me from writing as much on the book as I would like. I'm going to have to figure a way to keep at bay the interruptions. There are some things I can do immediately, and some things I'll have to do some thinking on how to move away from the distraction/interruption.

Thanks everyone, for your support and all you do. I've added some photos to the "TG Readers" - and have added those of you who've emailed me for the drawing. Thank you.


Jessica said...

Ahhh, good luck with book 2. I'm burying myself soon too, in some revisions of an older manuscript.
But congrats on all those cool link infos. LOL 781 people? That's pretty awesome. :-)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Tender Graces is on its way. May "she" catch an updraft and fly even higher.

Thanks for the links. Good luck with the writing!

Janna Qualman said...

*triple thumbs up*

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Your just getting started Kat...
Watch it climb!!

Sylva is Gary's town!

JOY said...

It is hard to carve out that uninterrupted time, isn't it? The only way I can do it is to get away from my house sometimes.

So keep on truckin' . . . book #2 is travelin' the highway for destinations waiting!

TG will do well. I just read Elizabeth Berg's Home Safe and I have to tell you that TG was a much better storyline, richer writing, an overall much more satisfying read. I've read all her books and I miss her humor. (I hope I don't get in trouble for saying this but it's my personal reader's opinion.) You go Kat!

Maria-Thérèse said...

I got your book today! Yay!
It's big! It looks good!

♥ maria-thérèse www.afiori.com

Sandra Leigh said...

I miss you, Kathryn, but I know you have to have time to write. Don't forget to go out and enjoy your beautiful mountain, though. 781, eh? Add that to the four you were originally figuring you'd sell, and wow! ;>)

Jill of All Trades said...

I'm reading your book but I've been off reading for a bit so it is slow going. Summer I'll really get back into the routine. Usually hit a lull in the spring then I get voracious in my reading. Hammock Time a good book and a glass of wine!