March 10th, 2009

Facebook and MY BOOK IS OUT!!!!

So I've discovered Facebook. I've known of its existence for several years. I think one of the teens in the summer writing class I teach told me about it three summers ago. But I've resisted signing up all this time. I didn't really see the point. I have a website...I blog (though not as religiously as I once did). What do I need with Facebook?

Well, it's kind of sad that we found out about my husband's grandmother's death via my sister-in-law, who read about it on her cousin's Facebook page. (Okay, it's not as bad as it husband's uncle would have called us, if he could've found Grandma's address book in their apartment. But it didn't matter...we probably found out about it faster via Facebook.) I decided Facebook may have its advantages, so I signed up. And I've sort of been enjoying it (more than I expected to!). I chatted with my college roommate for quite a while yesterday morning. And in just three days on Facebook, I've touched base with people I haven't had contact with in years. I have a feeling I'm going to be posting more there than here...

So, what have I been doing in the last couple of weeks besides attending my husband's grandmother's funeral? I finished outlines of my series books, so I'm waiting to hear what the editors have to say about them. Also waiting for a contract issue to get resolved with this publisher. Fortunately, I'm a patient person...and I have a science fiction mystery to be working on.

I've had a sick kid, who, so far, has been kind enough NOT to share his crud with the rest of us (I'm truly amazed...) And then there's the usual yoga, Toastmasters, walking/jogging with the dog, training the dog...and guess what? Yes, I Know the Monkey Man came out!!! Well, my author copies arrived today...I don't know if that means it's officially out or not. I wasn't expecting it to be out for close to another month yet. It looks great! On the outside, anyway...I don't intend to actually READ it because then I'll see everything that's wrong with it.